Support Worker - Bath

  • Job Reference: 00095410-1
  • Date Posted: 8 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Bath, Somerset
  • Salary: £10.80 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are currently looking to recruit Support Practitioners on a permanent, full and part time basis.  We have various hours available ranging from 20 to 37.5 hours per week. Shifts are spread across morning, afternoons, evenings, weekends, sleep ins and bank holidays. Waking Nights may also be required.

It is an exciting time to come and join our team working in a supported living house in Bath as Mencap test some new empowered ways of working!

About the Service

When working in Bath no two days are the same!  The people we support enjoy an active lifestyle. They enjoy having support to do numerous activities such as attending day centre, going on day trips, meeting up with friends and family, going swimming and much more.

We look help the people we support to have the best quality of life and work alongside the people we support to assist them to achieve their goals and aspirations. 

We are currently taking part in testing a new way of working. We are becoming a self-empowered team with a view of ensuring the people we support are active in our community and have a great quality of life. If you are passionate about wanting to make a difference, joining our team is perfect for you.

The people we support are looking for new friendly faces who would like to come and join their ‘Bath family’. If you like having fun and can make time to sit down for a chat then they would love to meet you.

Have you thought about working for Mencap?

Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to, and included.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do.  

With us, it’s never ‘just a job’.  In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.  Click here to find out more about our Mencap benefits.

What does a Support Practitioner do?

As a Support Practitioner you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, independent and happy life. You will also be working within a self-empowered team that are responsible for the day to day running of the service.

This may include:

Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering, and using the bathroom.

Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.

Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.

Community & Social Inclusion- Supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and social events to promote life skills and independence.

Working with a range of internal and external people including family, local authorities and health professionals, constantly seeking ways to improve people we supports lives.

Working within the scope of a framework to keep people safe and understand where you have freedom to make the changes that you think will work.

Taking an interest in a particular area of support for the service including Quality, Data Finance and Working with people. This could be a part of your career pathway.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us.  To find out more about the scheme please visit We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the directgov website.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do.  We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us.  Together we are Mencap!

Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.

No two days are never the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive! We like to be inclusive in our recruitment process so to find out more about the people we support and roles available local to you click apply now!

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

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