Support Worker - Richmond, North Yorkshire

  • Job Reference: 00073408-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Richmond, London
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for someone to join our Service based in Richmond, North Yorkshire on a permanent, part time basis (various hours available).  Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends and bank holidays. 

Are you a caring & enthusiastic person!  A craft or gardening lover, a gym goer maybe?  We are looking for a lively, upbeat person for our supported living service in Richmond, North Yorkshire!

We support adults who have a learning disability and live in our 3 supported living service in Catterick and Richmond.  We are looking to grow our lively, inclusive, knowledgeable and exceptionally friendly staff team!  A driver would be preferable however we are happy to look at all applications.

We support both females and males, who all live independent, fun and active lifestyles.  Our services are busy environments, from going to day centres,  supporting with leisure activities including cinema, seeing friends, gardening, socialising, and they need your support with this. 

Supporting someone with their daily life is not a 9-5 job.  You will need to be able to work across a range of different days and shift patterns, including some sleep in shifts (Payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements). We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota is prepared well in advance. 

If you have a positive attitude, and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we want to meet you!  We will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.  All employees have access to a large range of benefits we offer!

What does a Support Worker do?

As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will help to ensure the people we support live a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.  You will have excellent communication skills and be a naturally caring and patient personality.  Typical responsibilities may include:

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

Relationship building – supporting the people we support 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 individuality.

Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day.This may include prompting the people we support to take their medication and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.Not all Support Worker roles include high levels of personal care.

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!

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

Job ID:  25198