Guildford - Support Worker

09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

About Mencap

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You`ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We`ll ask a lot of you - but you`ll get back so much more. With us, it`s never `just a job`.

In return for your hard work and passion we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work. There will be lots of opportunities to develop as a person, supporter, expert, colleague, leader and activist. And we`ll offer you the fun, freedom and challenge to be the best you can be. Come and help us change lives.

We have been recognised with an award from Skills For Care for our training. A unique badge of quality for the best learning and development providers in the adult social care sector.

Job Description

Thanks to the ongoing success of the current service, we are looking to expand our team of dedicated support workers in Guildford. We have various contracts available and welcome applicants that are looking for part-time, full-time and relief opportunities.

Shifts are on a rota basis, with an aim for our support workers to have every other weekend off. Shifts will include mornings, afternoons and evenings which may include sleeping in, an additional £29.55 is paid per sleep-in. Flexibility is important as all our shifts will be spread across the weekdays and weekends.

At our Guildford Supported Living service we provide support to 3 ladies and 3 gentlemen to live the lives they choose to live. In addition to this you also provide support to our Outreach services, in which we reach out to support those in the local community. As a Support Worker your key responsibilities will include assisting them with general household duties, providing personal care, administrating medication and managing finances.

The people we support are full of life and thoroughly enjoy going out into the community and going out on day trips. Some of the activities they enjoy include arts and craft, going to the weekly disco and going for meals - who doesn't enjoy meals out? You will support the people we support in doing what they want to do in their local community, encouraging them to try new things and do the things they really want to do.

As a support worker, all you`ll need to have is a positive attitude and a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability. If you support the people we support, we will support you with award winning training and progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

If this sounds like you, we`d love to hear from you!

Job ID: 5933


We believe that all our people are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here`s how we value and invest in them.

At Mencap we recognise and reward great behaviour and work with `You Rock` - our awards scheme for staff and volunteers. Thousands of colleagues each year say thanks to each other through You Rock for a job well done, and every few months we give out treats to people who`ve done something extra special. Take a look at our online You Rock gallery.

Our training is award winning and has a proven track record of creating high quality improvement in our services. Our innovative approach and commitment to continuous development has gained us `Centre of Excellence` status from Skills for Care. And we are fully committed to the Leadership Qualities Framework so our training clearly helps to develop the attitudes and behaviours needed for high quality leadership at all levels.

Developing our people is important to us and through `Shape your future` (our performance appraisal framework) we are able to understand how the efforts of each person who works for us help us achieve our goal of making a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability. Our managers and teams having meaningful conversations about their day to day work, how they are contributing towards our goalsand most importantly, how they demonstrate the values that are so important in everything we do.

Any colleague rated as `excellent` in their Shape Your Future performance review is eligible to apply to our `You`ve Got Talent`programme, where they get access to a mentor, a chance to get involved in special strategic projects, our leadership training programme or to apply for a bursary to undertake additional training.

We offer a competitive holiday allowance of 28 days per year (including bank holidays), rising by one day each year to a maximum of 35 days. We also allow employees to buy up to 10 days` extra holiday each year through our holiday plus scheme.

Through our pension scheme with NEST we help our people save for their future by matching the payments they make into it. If eligible, you will be automatically enrolled into NEST within three months of joining. If you are in NEST, you will also be eligible for life insurance cover.

Colleagues have exclusive access to Mencap Extras, which gives discounts at many high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure activities, holidays, flights, hotel bookings and much more.

You can also take advantage of salary exchange offers on our childcare voucher scheme, Cycle2Work scheme and loans for mobile phones. We also offer loans to buy season tickets for travel, laptops and tablets.

Through our Essentials4health scheme you can also join our health cash plan at competitive rates, which allows you to claim c