Why Join Us
We are an established Care Provider delivering Residential, Supported Living and Domiciliary Care to individuals with Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and/or behaviours that challenge an individual. We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of person-centred services in order to achieve a fundamental and lasting improvement in the quality of life for individuals requiring support. We believe that all individuals have the ability to grow, develop and pride ourselves on the support we give along the road to independence.
We have a range of exciting opportunities for anyone who wishes to take the next step in their career in care. Do you want to enjoy your job, feel part of a team and make a difference to someone’s life every day? Whether you have experience in care or want to change career direction, we will have a role that’s right for you.
The people we support are at the heart of what we do and our aim is to provide specialist support and understanding in order for them to get the best out of every day. To make this happen, we need team members who are willing to learn and develop, show enthusiasm and compassion with a commitment to delivering outstanding care.
If you think you can make a big difference to the lives of the people we support, we want to hear from you.
We are extremely proud of our in-depth induction programme for new starters. We want to ensure our staff understand our organisational vision and values. Our induction process is structured to ensure you are equipped at the very start of your time with us with the right knowledge and tools to enable you to deliver high quality care.
The programme is designed to give you a full understanding of M&D Care, whether you are an experienced support worker with a passion for delivering outstanding care, or you’re looking for a career change into care but have no care experience, our induction will build your confidence and understanding before you are placed in one of our nine services.
You will attend a week-long, 30-hour* induction at out Head Office training facility, which includes values-based learning, additional training around core skills and specific health conditions training. You will be given opportunity to complete a number of on-line courses as well as receiving a full day of Positive Behaviour Management training. A full HR induction will guide you through the terms and conditions of your contract of employment and provide you with practical information regarding your role with us.
Once you have been placed in of our services you will be given a comprehensive Manager’s induction, which provides you with an opportunity to have specific information about the people we support and understand how your area of service operates. You will complete a number of shadow shifts as part of the induction process and will have full peer-to-peer support.
*We have shortened our induction programme from 5 days down to 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Training and Development
At M&D Care, we pride ourselves on our fantastic team members with excellent skills to deliver outstanding care to the people we support. We take your development seriously and understand that education and learning is essential in empowering employees to reach their career expectations.
We encourage all of our staff to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities we offer here at M&D Care. It is a priority for us to ensure that every team member is confident and competent to carry out their role. We have a blended learning approach to your development experience and provide a range of face-to-face training, workshops, Active Support, shadowing, e-leaning and on the job training. All of which offer build your confidence and experience in your current role, while preparing you for your next step in your career at M&D Care.
At M&D Care, we recognise the importance and benefits of lifelong learning for our staff. We strive to offer continuous improvement and development opportunities to staff in order to retain excellent team members. In depth training and on-going education programs provide both assurance in quality of care we provide and enables us to satisfy the requirement for robust Clinical Governance.
We are confident that there is an exciting career waiting for you at M&D Care, please get in contact with us so we can discuss your specific needs and career aspirations.
At M&D Care, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff. Some of our most accomplished Support Workers have made a career change into care with no prior care experience from a number of industries. These include, retail, manufacturing, hair and beauty as well as factory workers.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in care but have some questions about making the change, we would love to hear from you. We have a specialist Recruitment Manager who will talk you through the process and answer any questions you might have.
We are committed to facilitating a career pathway in care for our staff, regardless of your work history, background or experience. With the right support, training and willingness to learn there are endless possibilities to developing your career at M&D Care.
We want to help you reach your potential. As a reward for your passion, talent and commitment, we will offer you a supportive team setting and help you develop your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. You will be encouraged to continually develop within your role and we will help you form your career in care. As well as offering competitive rates of pay, we provide a range of additional employee benefits, some of which are listed below:
To support you in creating a home and work life balance you will have 28 days holiday including bank holidays each year (pro rata for part-time employees)
Have access to continuous development opportunities, including sponsorship for professional and academic qualifications
You can achieve a yearly performance and attendance related bonus
We support you in planning for your future with our occupational pension scheme
After a years’ service you will have access to a Health Care Cash back plan
Once employed if you refer a friend to join our team, you can earn up to £200 per recommendation
We have multiple placements at locations within the Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath and Port Talbot areas offering you flexibility and ease in travelling to work
A fleet of company vehicles have recently been introduced to our domiciliary care service, to lessen the wear and tear on your own transport.
Staff Health and Well-Being
At M&D Care, we care about the health and well-being of our staff. We understand that without staff that are well and are at work, M&D Care would not be able to deliver quality and effective support to the people we support. A healthy workforce is also a happier workforce. Because we take your health and well-being seriously and recognise that everyday health care costs can be expensive, M&D Care provide a Simplyhealth Cash Plan.
We are aware than from time to time our employees do need to take timeout of the workplace due to sickness absence. The nature of our shift patterns and services allow us to offer flexibility to staff to phase back into the work place in a way that is both healthy and safe.
What’s a Simplyhealth plan?
The plan is there to help you look after your everyday health, by enabling you to claim back money towards healthcare appointments including dental check-ups and sight tests. You can also make use of the myWellbeing benefit included within the plan which helps maintain your health fitness and happiness through a range of online tools.
The plan is designed to make looking after your everyday health easy, some of the key features are:
– Your online account
– You can make your claims online, as well as update and manage your plan
– You can add up to four children under the age of 21, or 24 if in full-time education to the plan for free
– You and anyone within your household have access to a 24/7 help line where you can arrange to speak to a GP at a time that suits you through phone or phone and webcam*
What is myWellbeing?
myWellbeing is part of the health plan, it enables you to look after your overall health, fitness and happiness, with a great range of tools at your fingertips whenever and wherever you need them.
With myWellbeing you can:
Speak to a GP anytime, anywhere
You and your family can arrange to speak to a GP 24/7, via phone or webcam* whenever it’s convenient for you.
Have private prescription medications delivered
To your home or work address at a cost.
Get advice and counselling whenever you need it
Whether you’re feeling stressed, dealing with bereavement, or need legal or financial advice, speak to a professional over the phone. There’s no need to go it alone.
We all love a discount, so check out the ones you get with myWellbeing. It includes discounts and offers for gym memberships, sports equipment as well as family days out.
Keep your health in check
Find information you can trust, assess your health, and check symptoms using simple health tools.
*Webcam service is available Monday to Friday 8am to 1-pm, Saturdays 8am to 8pm, Sundays 10am to 6pm.
Part of these services are provided by a Third Party Supplier
Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Simplyhealth Access is registered and incorporated in England and Wales, registered no. 183035. Registered office, Hambleden House, Waterloo Court, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1LQ
If you are interested in applying for a job with us at M&D Care, visit our vacancies page!