Support Worker

Support Worker Residential

£8.06 per hour + benefits + sleep-in allowance

Be part of a new model of social care. You can help us develop new ways of working to meet people’s personal needs. As a Support Worker you will work with individuals and their families to provide person-centred support. You will empower people with learning disabilities to make the most of life.  You will facilitate increased independence by encouraging and supporting participation in daily living activities and opportunities, such as preparing a meal; washing laundry or walking a dog. 

Working as a Support Worker is rewarding and varied.  You are a people-person who can build strong and effective working relationships, always making people feel welcome. You will support individuals to achieve their potential in all areas of personal, domestic and social need, both in the residential home and the community. You are a strong team player and able to work independently. You are able to use your own initiative, plan and communicate and maintain accurate written records.

You have knowledge of the needs of people with a learning disability and challenge discrimination; you are inclusive with an understanding of the importance of choice, control and rights. You have knowledge of health and safety and risk management, and ideally you have previous experience of supporting/caring for others. You will follow best practice guidance regarding Safeguarding and the Care Standards Act.

We can offer flexible hours across full-time and part-time contracts in our residential projects in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, and Watford.

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. We are progressive, winning the HCPA Most Innovative Care Team Award, and value our people, recognised in our Investors in People accreditation.

Application forms should be returned to recruitment@watfordmencap.org.uk or by post to Jo Walker, Watford Mencap, The Old Town Hall, 105 High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1AN

If you have any queries please call us on 01923 713623 or for an informal chat before you apply, please call Simon on 01923 713628.

Please apply using our Application Form (if you are prompted to open this document in read only mode click "no" then write in the form and save the document to your computer.)

Please read the following:

Application Letter

Job Description and Person Specification