We are looking for caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated people to work various shifts, including weekends and evenings supporting people with a learning disability to live life to the full.  The vacancies are in our:

Community Support Service– helping people to live independently in their own homes. This can include help with personal care, shopping, cleaning, managing their money, going out, keeping in touch with family & friends. You must be able to drive and have a car available for work. Travelling time and mileage payments are paid. We are particularly looking for people to work weekends and who are able to do occasional sleep in shifts.

Job description Community Support Worker Job Description

Castle Hall Residential Home – supporting sixteen residents in our care home in Dewsbury. This will include helping with personal care, eating & drinking, taking part in activities, trips out, and keeping mind and body as active as possible. We are looking for people to work on our day shift 8.00am – 3.00pm; our evening shift 3.00pm – 10.00pm and our waking night shift 10.00pm – 8.00am. A uniform is provided and Castle Hall is well served by public transport.

Job description daysDay Residential Care Worker

Job description nightsNight Residential Care Worker

If you have the right values for our organisation you will be supported by an ongoing programme of training and development to achieve your potential. If this sounds like the right job for you, or to find out more about the roles or what we do at Mencap in Kirklees, please ring our

Head Office on 01484 340811.

or download an application pack below 

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 Application pack

For further information please contact Linda Green, 01484 340811,

To apply please download the application form and the equal opportunities form.

If you require addition space please use the additional information form.

 Due to CQC regulations your first referee must be your present employer, or if you are currently unemployed your last place of work. Family members, including those by marriage, must not be given as referees.
Once completed, please post or email to the address below.
 Linda Green,
Mencap in Kirklees,
Brunswick House,
33 East Street,

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Pay Rates

When the pay rate says “depending on qualifications” the lower rate is for people who do not have a Level 2 Diploma/NVQ in Health and Social Care and the higher rate is for people who have a Level 3 Diploma/NVQ.

If you do not have a Level 2 when you are appointed then you will complete your Care Certificate and start working towards your Level 2. Once you have your Level 2 you will receive an extra 15 pence per hour. After the Level 2 you can choose if you want to complete your Level 3. On completion of a Level 3 you will receive an extra 20 pence per hour. After 18 months of satisfactory service you will receive a further pay rise of 25 pence per hour.

If the pay rate says “fixed rate” then it doesn’t change due to qualifications gained or length of service.

Staff get a lot of training at Mencap in Kirklees and there are no charges for any of the courses. There are also no uniforms to buy or charges for things like DBS checks.

If you have to travel as part of your job, maybe while working on the community team, then you will be paid 45 pence per mile towards your fuel and car costs.


Holidays and Sick pay

The holiday allowance when you start is 22 days plus the 10 ½ bank holidays. It increases the longer you stay with us and after 6 years reaches the maximum of 28 days plus the 10 ½ bank holidays. Care staff often have to work some bank holidays and if you do those days can be booked at different times throughout the year.

After you have been with us for one year Mencap in Kirklees starts to pay sick pay. This covers the equivalent of 2 weeks full salary in the first year and rises to a maximum of 3 months full salary after 6 years.

Other benefits

Once you have been with us for 6 months you can join the work place pension scheme. Under this scheme Mencap in Kirklees also contributes 3% of your salary. You can  join Simply Health which gives you up to £75 back a year for dental bills and up to £86 a year on glasses and optician costs. You can also join Mencap Extra’s which gives you discounts on many brands and activities