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Support Worker - Residential

Full time - Circa £25,300 pa* + benefits

Part time - £11.50 per hour + benefits + sleep-in allowance

Do you want to make a difference to someone’s life?

You could make a difference by supporting someone with a learning disability to carry out their daily activities like shopping or meeting friends.

£11.50 an hour plus benefits, rising to £12 per hour after sucessful completion of probation and training (equivalent to £26,280 pa)

We are looking to recruit people who share our values and who have a strong commitment to promoting the rights of people with a learning disability.

We support people to have opportunities to achieve the things they want to do, from everyday household tasks, community participation and opportunities to grow and develop their talents.

We want the people we support to have the highest quality of life. You will receive training to develop skills to make that happen. In return, we expect professionalism, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

Our Values are

We are INCLUSIVE People with learning disabilities are at the heart of everything that we do.

We are RESPECTFUL We work in a person-centred way, whilst listening to the views of all.

We are WELCOMING We are approachable and value all.

We are PROGRESSIVE We promote learning to support everyone to achieve their potential.

We are CHALLENGING Through our work we will push the boundaries for individuals, organisations, and society.

  • You will work in a small committed team helping a small group of people get on with life, so you can really get to know people well. You will supported by a manager close by.
  • Support people with their daily life, which might include personal care, looking after the home, with planning, decisions and trying new things.
  • You will support people to get out and about, join in with activities and be part of their community.

Being a driver is an advantage as that can help people with limited mobility to be able to get about.

Watford Mencap offers a comprehensive training program including the care certificate if you don't already have this. We are committed to offering opportunities to develop skills and abilities. You can join the Care Academy for a range of additional Discounts and Benefits in this role.

Salary: £11.50 /hour (£22,425 per year), full-time position is 37.5 hours. Rising to £12 ph (£26,280 pa) on successful completion of probation & training. 

We all work shifts, some weekends and bank holidays.

Sleep in duties are paid at around £63 per sleep-in. A full-time salary with a sleep in duty per week is around £25.3k pa

Our locations are Rickmansworth at the top of Berry Lane, Chorleywood, near the high street and station and Bushey.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Call us on 01923 713620 for an informal chat.  Alternatively please click here for a job/person specification and to find out about our benefits here. You can download our application form.

We accept CVs and we will conduct telephone interviews to identify how candidates meet our values. Following this, successful candidates will be invited to a face to face interview and asked to complete an application form.

An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate.