Female Support Worker - Llanelli

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full 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 forour training. A unique badge of quality for the best learning and development providers in the adult social care sector.

Job Description

Are you considering entering a fun and exciting career working as a Support Worker for Mencap? If so, here`s the perfect job for you! We are currently seeking to recruit a Female Support Worker to join our passionate and committed team in Llanelli, Wales.

You will be joining a delightful team of people who consistently strive to challenge attitudes and influence those who can help us change the lives of people with a Learning Disability. This is so we can help those that we support live as independently as possible in a Supported Living environment and to ensure they gain full access to the community.

This position consists of working 22.5 hours per week which includes possible waking nights.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with full personal care

  • Administering medication

  • Updating support plan

  • Accurately keeping notes of any changes within the people we support

  • Assist in gaining access to the community

  • Assisting with general household tasks

  • Participating in recreational activities

    You will be supporting two females with a learning disability to do just the same things you and others do. This might be anything from cooking and cleaning, to going to the supermarket or taking part in fun leisure activities. You will help them to lead the life they choose. We focus on person centred support, tailored to individual`s needs.

    Role Requirements:

  • A full drivers licence and access to a vehicle, with the willingness to take out business insurance is required

  • Ideally 21 years or older due to insurance purposes when driving a mobility vehicle

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to provide personal care is essential for this position

  • Ability to work to deadlines and within a constantly changing environment

  • Ability to complete paperwork

  • A willingness to participate in sleep-ins is highly desirable

    The team you will be joining are friendly and welcoming, with a supportive and encouraging Manager who is eager for their staff to advance in the best way possible. We are looking for someone with a `can-do` attitude, who is enthusiastic, caring, strongly motivated, outgoing and has a calm demeanour when needed. The people we support require their Support Workers to have a genuine interest in assisting them to live as independently as possible.

    Does this sound like you? If yes, then we would love to hear from you! Please click the pink `Apply` button to complete the application process.

*This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

  • Job Reference: 7336


We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*

  • Amazing Induction from day 1

  • Access to award winning training and development

  • 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*

  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents

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

  • Interest free season ticket loans

  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras

  • 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

    *T&C's apply based on contract