Work For Us

Reading Mencap is a small but vibrant local charity making a big difference to children and adults with a learning disability and their families. Our aim is to improve quality of life while tackling discrimination, isolation, poverty and health inequalities.

Join our friendly, committed team and you’ll be making a real difference to vulnerable people in Reading. You’ll also be doing meaningful work where no two days are the same and the rewards are priceless.

Senior Care Support Worker

Hours per week: Full-time. 37.5 hours Monday to Friday

Workplace: Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE

Salary: £12.25 per hour.

We’re looking for a caring, friendly person to join us in providing vital support for people with a learning disability.

We have a vacancy for a full-time Senior Care Support Worker in our 4ME Activities Service, which offers full-day week time opportunities for adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities with a focus on health, wellbeing and developing confidence and independence.

As a Senior Care Support Worker you will not only being making a huge difference to people’s lives, but you’ll be able to join in and help plan many of the activities and enjoy trips out, all of which ensures the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.

As well as ensuring clients are fully involved with activities, the postholder will be part of a small team providing practical assistance including personal care, everyday living skills and travel awareness.

We are looking for:

  • Someone who enjoys working as part of a small team
  • Is adaptable and non-judgmental
  • Has good communication skills
  • Has experience of working with people with learning disabilities or has working in a caring role with other vulnerable people.

Why join Reading Mencap?

  • 7.5 hours a day Monday to Friday (no shift work or weekends)
  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Reading Mencap runs the government NEST pension scheme
  • Training and development opportunities to enhance your skills.

For further information, please see the job description. Applications must be made on a Reading Mencap application form and returned to Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE or emailed to

Suitable applicants will be interviewed upon receipt of their applications.

In our 2023 annual survey, 90% of adults with a learning disability and 93% of carers rated the quality of 4ME as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.