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Support Worker - West Wiltshire Supported Living

Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

£17,328 per annum (pro rata) + excellent benefits

Permanent (Full time)

About Mencap

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.

Job Advert

We are looking to expand our team of dedicated Support Workers at our Trowbridge and Devizes services who are currently supporting 18 adults in total (who's initials will be used in the ad). You will be supporting these people through floating support, across a number of supported living services within the Trowbridge community and our service in Devizes (which overlooks the infamous ‘white horse’ on the hill). It is due to this style of support that drivers are preferred, but not essential.


We have various contracted hours available and welcome applicants that are looking for full-time or part-time opportunities . Shifts are rota based and will be spread across morning, afternoons, evening and include sleep ins (Payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements). Flexibility is important as all our shifts will be spread across the weekdays and weekends. 

Some of the activities you will be supporting the people we support with will include helping them to prepare tasty meals, helping them to understand their money and taking them out to the local community. In particular, you will be supporting T.O to keep their house secure, arrange dental appointments and arrange days out when they’re home for the weekend – do you pride yourself on being able to have some fun?

Aside from day to day support, you will also need to support these individuals with their hobbies; be it, ensuring D.G buys their car magazine once a month, going swimming with A.J or going for a celebratory burger with A.B – who doesn’t enjoy a cheeky cheeseburger for a Saturday night treat?

The people we support all have a variety of personalities, which requires a dedicated approach to person centred support – something we are passionate about here at Mencap. For example, T.O is great at recognising famous steam trains like the Mallard or remembering classical artists from the past – whereas A.B expresses himself playing his guitar and aspires to be in a rock band!

As a support worker, all you’ll need to have is a positive attitude and a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability. If you support the people we care for, we will support you with award winning training and progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate. Driver preferred but 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.

  • 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 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 Loans for debt consolidation,bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months Interest free season ticket loans Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% 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 Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

Posted 17 days ago

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