Support Worker

Job Description

Hourly rate: £12.82

Support Worker


We are offering an hourly rate of £12.82. Shifts to be covered are; 07.30-15:00, 15:00-22:30 and sleeps, to cover over a 7 day week.

We will consider full and part time applications.

Are you passionate about making a different to a person life? Would you like the opportunity to provide an individual with a better quality of life?

Mears is a company uniquely placed to address the major challenges in housing and social care industries. We are a market leader in providing housing services to the affordable housing sector, and a major presence in supported living and deliver a high standard of Care Services.

About the Role:

We are looking for reliable, fun and empathetic Support Workers to join our team based in Banff, for a specific service user living in their own home and who has a profound learning disability.

The successful Support Workers will support in household tasks and maintenance of tenancy. Provision of preparing and serving nutritious meals.

Complete all needs for personal care and support with toileting throughout the day.

About Them:

Our service user has profound Learning Disability and can displays challenging behaviour when triggered, this may show signs of apprehension and/or aggression. At these times staff are required to support, reassure and follow the behaviour support plan, to ensure both staff and service user are safe.

Support workers to work on a 2:1 basis, throughout the day and 1 member of staff will be required to sleep over.

Activities enjoyed:

  • Day Trips out
  • Cinema or Theatre
  • National Trust Properties (Has a national trust membership so any castles or attractions)
  • Out for dinner
  • Loves Singing
  • Shopping trips

The shift pattern will consist of Late/Sleep/Early shift pattern which are as follows:

  • Early shifts 07:30-15:00
  • Late shifts 15:00-22:30
  • Sleepovers
  • You will be required to work 2 weekends out of 3 on a 3 week rolling rota.

For continuity of our service user this is the shift pattern we are offering.

What can you expect:

  • Day trips out
  • Supporting with hobbies and activities
  • Social trips
  • Supporting with personal care needs
  • Supporting with daily chores
  • Management of behaviour which challenges in accordance with pro active and reactive strategies.

Our Support Workers experience variety and a huge sense of reward and achievement in their daily activities where no two days are the same and we place huge emphasis on the fact that our customers are individuals, at Mears Supported Living we feel everyone deserves to be treated as such.

All our roles require candidates to have the entitlement to work within the UK, Mears- does not currently offer visa sponsorship.


  • Cost of PVG covered
  • Up to £20,000 life cover
  • Enrolment onto SVQ level 2 after successful completion of your 6 month probation.
  • Care Worker of the Month financial award
  • Refer a friend scheme (total award up to £1000)
  • Excellent training
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Access to Free counselling service)
  • Wellbeing service (Access to trained mental health & wellbeing advisors)
  • Mears Annual Family Fun Day for you and your family to places like Blairdrummond Safari Park, M&Ds Themepark, fully paid for including lunch
  • Mears Rewards - A performance recognition platform whereby you can be rewarded in high street vouchers
  • Family friendly policy to include enhanced maternity/paternity leave and much more.
  • 20K free life cover

Role Criteria:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Passion
  • Compassion
  • The ability to show dignity and respect to our service users
  • Physical fitness (not extreme!)
  • Ability to manage behaviour which challenges

If you have what it take to make a difference to someone life and have the passion to go above and beyond, we need to hear from you!  

If you feel you have skills needed, please apply below via the link. If you have any further questions please contact Vickie on vickie.rudge , quoting the job reference number.

Mears Group was recognised for its commitment to workplace excellence ranking 8th in the UK s Best Large Companies to Work for list! 

Mears Group is a Disability Confident employer and recognises our people as our greatest asset, we hire individuality, recognising and valuing everyone is individual and ensuring equal access to opportunities for all regardless of social economic background or individual make up.

Candidates should be aware that all our roles are subject to relevant DBS/Security checks before commencement of employment.