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Female Support Worker Llangennech, Llanelli

Mencap

Llangennech

Permanent

£19305/annum

SA148UG

Posted: 15/05/2022

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We are currently looking for Female Support Workers to join our Service based in Llangennech, Llanelli.  We have various shift patterns which cover weekdays, weekends, evenings and waking nights. Full time workers generally work for four days and then have three days off with every other weekend off. These are examples of our shifts and can change, for example, to cover annual leave and sickness.

As part of the support you provide, you will need to drive our Residents mobility cars.  As a result, you must have a full UK or EU driving licence and be 21 or over. Ideally, you will also have access to your own car as there is limited public transport to the service.  

About the Service

The service is based in a modern purpose built house in Llangennech. We support three ladies. They need are all individuals with their own likes and dislikes but like to be included in decisions about their support. They will need support with all aspects of their lives. They like to go out and into shops as long as it isn’t too busy and have different interests including trains, action movies and dancing.

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.  To find out a bit more about what life as a Support Worker is like, please click here to watch a short video.

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.

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.

* Due to the nature of this service, we are looking for female only applicants.  This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Job ID:  24815

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