Support Worker - Leeds

  • Job Reference: 00073117-1
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Advert

We are looking for a Support Workers to join our Service based in Leeds on a permanent basis.  We have a variety or hours available and we would be happy to consider applications from individuals who are looking to work more flexibly without a set amount of hours each week.  

Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays.  Support will be required at all times with work patterns across the week and weekends made up of a morning shift (7am to 2pm) and an evening shift (2pm to 10pm) and sleep shifts where you will be 1 of 2 people supporting. We will work with the team to allocate shifts evenly.

Due to a nature of this service, we are ideally looking for applicants who hold a full, clean driving licence but this is not essential.

About the Service

Are you up for a challenge? We are looking for support workers to join a new team to support a gentleman in a recent move back to Leeds to live in his new home.

This will be an exciting next step in his life and he is looking for people he can trust to work as part of his team to provide the support he needs to live an independent life and reconnect to the community in Chapeltown.

While initially he will like his own space, he will want to slowly build a relationship with you when he is ready. You will need to watch, listen and understand how he likes to be supported and this will help you to help him to try new things, to look at new activities and develop positive relationships. He will be nervous about taking some new steps - and you may be too!

On a day-to-day basis, he would like you to help him with some aspects of personal care to provide minimal assistance to get ready for the day. He will need some emotional encouragement and practical support to live an independent lifestyle.  Support will include budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals – family recipes are always welcome!   

He is ideally looking for his new Support Worker to have have an interest in watching quiz shows, comedies, real life action tv!  As an avid music listener too he will be expecting you to brush up on your music knowledge and listen to all his favourite tunes!

Experience with challenging behaviour and positive behaviour support is preferred. Some days may be difficult, but we think it will be worth it as you will be a key player in supporting him to make the decisions that will enable him to live the life that he chooses. This may take perseverance and resilience on your part but the reward will be huge when you see the difference you can make, but most of all the smile on his face! If you are interested in finding out more then please don’t be shy – we can’t wait 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 really 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.

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 ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered!

For more information about this role, please take some time to look at the additional information document or contact Emma Jane via (url removed)

This could be your next step to a rewarding role working alongside current and future friends and making a real difference. Once we receive your application, we will be in touch to chat more!

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

Job ID:  24885

Benefits

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

22 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 24 days with effect from April 2023

Annual leave increases with long service up to 27 days per year plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme

Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed

Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings

Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme

Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months

Interest free season ticket loans

Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras

Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.

Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability.  We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful.  At Mencap, we can give you that.  You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential.  We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more.  With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work