MERTON MENCAP - Support Worker

Title:                                    Support Worker – Wednesday Hub (My Life, My Community)


Responsible to:                  The Team Leader (or, in their absence, the Deputy Team Leader)


Hours:                                 12.30pm - 4.30pm on Wednesdays (4hrs)

Additional hours occasionally required, eg for training, supervision, team meetings

Must be willing to communicate occasionally with line managers between club sessions


Salary:                                 £10.55 per hour at sessions

                                             (£9.75 per hour for any additional meetings/training)


Place of Work:                    North East Mitcham Community Association Centre
(or/and at various locations in the community depending on activities)


Job Purpose

To support the safe delivery of activities at a service for adults with a learning disability and autism (service users)


  • Work collaboratively with the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader to ensure service is provided in line with their instruction
  • Provide high quality care and support for service users, adopting a person-centred approach
  • Take part in pre-session meetings (eg read care plans, risk assessments) and de-brief meetings after each session
  • Take part in supervision sessions with the Team Leader
  • Follow care plans and risk assessments; contribute to their update in liaison with the
    Team Leader
  • Support the Team Leader to ensure sufficient supervision is provided to service users during sessions and support them to engage meaningfully in activities
  • Contribute to the setting up and clearing away of equipment/materials, advising the
    Team Leader of any new items needed
  • Support the evaluation of the service as instructed by the Team Leader
  • Oversee that any emergency personal care needs are managed appropriately, as instructed
  • Liaise professionally with parents or responsible carers
  • Work within Merton Mencap’s standards, policies and procedures and code of conduct, in particular policies and procedures which relate to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, health and safety practice and equal opportunities
  • Assist in providing support in accordance with the assessed needs of the people attending the club, their personal profile, risk assessment and any individual care/development plan
  • Be familiar with and act in accordance with the procedures for health and safety regulations at any premises where activities take place, particularly fire evacuation procedures
  • Be willing and to make reasonable efforts to be available to undertake necessary training to keep up to date with current issues and good practice relating to working with people with a learning disability, in particular training associated with safeguarding and health and safety
  • Be willing to undertake other training, such as in medical needs, moving and handling, personal care and challenging behaviour and, if required, to carry out duties in those areas in the context of Merton Mencap’s policies and procedures
  • Be willing to work outside normal hours and to be occasionally contacted out of hours, as necessary
  • Take part in any project meetings to plan or review services, as necessary
  • Assist in completing any relevant paperwork, as instructed by the Team Leader
  • To undertake any other duties consistent with the post