Community Support Worker

Are you looking for a flexible job where you can make a positive difference in someone’s life? At Bexley Mencap we can give you that.

We have opportunities for Community Support Workers to work in Bexley.  As a Support worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of care that will enormously contribute to the people we support, helping them to live the life that they want to lead.

This may include:

  • Supporting people to take part in activities that interest them
  • Supporting people to live independently and manage their home
  • Supporting members to attend a Bexley Mencap group or a group in the community

The people you will be supporting all have different hobbies and interests and the right person for this role will hopefully enjoy trying new things and going out into the community… whether it be a morning down at the local park, bowling, a shopping trip into town, or an evening out with friends… no two days are the same!! 

We support people during the day, in evenings and weekends so have a variety of hours to suit you.  We are currently have bank/flexible contracts* at a salary of £12.90 per hour available (rising to £13.15 upon completion of probation). 

*An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Bexley Mencap (T&Cs apply)

What We're Looking For

Skills and Experience

  • Ideally Level 2 Social Care qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities
  • Good IT, literacy and numerical skills
  • Holds a valid, clean driving license and owns car

Knowledge and Behaviours

  • Demonstrate general understanding of the support needs of people with learning disabilities and the issues affecting their lives
  • Able to develop rapport with people with learning disabilities
  • Able to maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of people with learning disabilities
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop professional relationships with partners and networks
  • Good level of English to enable you to fulfil your role

Personal Characteristics

  • Have a passion for supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Caring and considerate
  • Calm under pressure
  • Willing to try new things
  • Uses initiative and creativity to make decisions
  • Always looking for ways to improve service
  • Committed to inclusion of people with learning disabilities in all aspects of community life

What we provide

  • £12.90 per hour (rising to £13.15 upon completion of probation)
  • 30 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays)
  • Full training with access to accredited courses for contracted staff
  • Shopping discounts via free Blue Light Card 
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free and confidential access to health portal, counselling and support

Apply Now!

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