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Community Support Worker M&D Care Ltd
Location: Neath Port Talbot
£9.50-9.75 per hour / Full Time

The ability to drive is essential for this role

Make a positive difference to people lives and join M&D Care today!

We are looking for Community based Support Workers to join our M&D Care Community Outreach team, who will assist us in opening doors to a more positive future for the people we support. You do not need experience, just enthusiasm and compassion to support vulnerable adults in the community. Nothing compares to the feeling that comes from knowing that you have made a difference to someone else’s life – especially when that someone is a vulnerable adult. Here at M&D Care we place people at the heart of everything we do. If you want to support people, then we have a job for you. You do not need any qualifications or previous work experience, what’s really important is your values and attitude towards working with people who need care and support.

*Paid for full shift worked, including down time between calls and travel time between homes.

*Part-time and Full-time contracts available from 22.5 to 45 hours per week.

Responsibilities
As a community-based support worker you will provide essential care and support for people who live in their own homes. This support is built around people’s needs and routines to help them remain in their own home in a safe and supported way. Helping people stay connected with their communities is one of the most important aspects of this service. Domiciliary care enables people to keep doing the things that matter most to them while staying connected to their friends and families.

You will become part of our incredible team, helping to deliver emotional and practical care and support for vulnerable adults and transforming their lives on a daily basis.
You will be involved in providing quality care to vulnerable adults in the community, you will ensure the highest quality of care is provided to the people supported through their person-centred care plans.
You will need to be able drive (or – depending on where you’re based – willing to use public transport to travel between homes).
You will be working on a rota basis, which may include early starts, late finishes and day and night shifts and weekend working.
You will offer focused support with a range of tasks, including personal care, preparing meals, administering medicine, shopping, and light household duties.
You will be involved in supporting the daily activities of the people we support both in their own home and within the community.
You will be involved in facilitating activities which are person-centred, which promote their dignity, independence and well-being.
The Person:
You will need to be a positive and caring person, who is confident and able to deliver individualised care and support.
You will need to be reliable, dependable and committed to making a difference.
You will need to have the desire and passion to support individuals to achieve their aspirations and personal goals.
You will need to demonstrate a commitment to enabling people to live fulfilled and independent lives both within their homes and the wider community.
You will need to be committed to providing an excellent level of care for vulnerable people with mental health and learning disabilities.
You will need to be an energetic, happy person who enjoys forming relationships with all sorts of people.
You will need to be over 18 to apply for this role.
Qualifications
If not already qualified, you should be working towards your QCF level 2 in Health and Social Care qualification. Proven experience in care advantageous but not essential as full induction and training will be provided.
We will support you every step of the way, providing training as well as the opportunity to progress your career.
We provide personal career pathways that enable staff to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise within a supportive Social Care team.
Job Benefits
Ability to be paid the National Living Wage (£9.30ph) after 12 months, if set criteria met
Double time for key festive bank holidays
Early access to a proportion of monthly earnings via EarlyPay App
All employees under the age of 25 are paid the highest rate of National Minimum Wage
Refer a Friend bonus (you can earn up to £200 per successful recommendation)
Free DBS check
Cost of compulsory Social Care Wales registration fee paid by M&D Care
Employee Health & Wellbeing Scheme (for staff with >1yr service)
Comprehensive training
Career progression
28 days holiday including bank holidays each year (pro rata for part time employees)
Paid down time for domiciliary care shifts (i.e., you are paid for a full shift, including travel and down time between calls)
You can achieve a yearly performance and attendance related bonus
Occupational pension scheme
About M&D Care
M&D Care are an established family-oriented business, which is run by a passionate team of professionals who deliver specialist, complex and bespoke care services throughout South West Wales for people with Learning Disability, Physical Disability and Mental Health needs. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to succeed and to achieve their goals and aspirations in life however big or small these may be.

Our employees are a diverse, inclusive and a talented team of individuals, striving to make a difference through their everyday work. Working for M&D Care means you’ll get the opportunity to work with amazing people and help to enhance and fulfil the lives of the people we support.

So why not join M&D Care today and become part of a passionate and positive team, who are all driven by the same desire and commitment to support the people we care for to lead the lives they want to.


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