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.
This is a permanent opportunity and we have both This is a really friendly service and the four gentlemen within this service have a lot of different interests that we support them with.
This could mean a trip to the pub, the gentlemen within this service love a pint and like to watch the football, and maybe even have a game of pool through to gardening, reading and helping to cook their favourite meal! We have varied support needs within this service and you will be providing support with friendships and relationships, happiness, accessing the community, support with finances, budgeting, medication and general health.
It's important that you are comfortable with providing personal care too. As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we want to hear from you.
This role has a unique set of challenges, but our award winning (paid!) training will ensure that you are the best Support Worker that you can be, whether you have lots of experience or are just starting out in your career.
As a support worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, You may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week, including mornings and evenings.
The best thing about flexibility? It's a two-way street. While we may require that you work a variety of shifts, we also understand that you’ll have your own commitments and we will try to factor this into our rotas.
This position is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. A Driving License would be desirable for this post, but is not essential.
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.