Mainstay DRP Careers

Ready to make a difference? Join our Mainstay Family!

Here at Mainstay DRP, we really care about what we do – opening doors for adults with learning disabilities, and supporting them to achieve independence. Our wonderful staff are the backbone to our success.

We look for truly caring people who are passionate about developing a career supporting adults with learning disabilities in all aspects of their lives. If you’re the kind of person who rises to challenges, thrives in a people-focussed environment, and has genuine compassion and resilience, then Mainstay DRP could be the place for you.

Some experience in any kind of caring role is desired, but is not always essential – some of our best people have had previous careers in areas like trades, retail, and manufacturing. What really sets them apart is their willingness to make a difference to people’s lives.

And there’s no doubt that working with our incredible clients is life changing for our staff too.

As well as working every day in a fulfilling career, we also offer –

  • Comprehensive training aligned to NISCC
  • Support to gain market-leading qualifications
  • Mentoring and on the job training from our experienced staff
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension
  • Free parking on all of our sites

Chief Executive Officer

We are looking for an inspirational and visionary leader who will lead the organisation into an exciting period of opportunity for continued expansion, growth, and influence. You will be a proven strategic leader with the ability to develop and establish collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to successfully stimulate and deliver positive change for the organisation, its staff and service users. You will have a personal drive for results and be motivating and energetic in the pursuit of positive outcomes.

For More Information and How to Apply, see our Recruitment Partner website, Engage Talent –

40 Hours Per WeekAs a registered manager of this 24/7 supported housing service, you will be responsible for the operational day-to-day management of the service ensuring Mainstay DRP’s compliance with relevant legislation. Working in partnership with colleagues in the senior management team, you will ensure the provision of high quality services enabling individual needs and organisational priorities to be met in accordance with available resources.As our service operates on a 24/7 basis, this role involves participating in an on-call rota.Essential Criteria:
  • 2 years’ experience in a management position within a social care setting.
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 5 in Care (Adults)
  • Experience of working with adults who have a learning disability.
  • Experience of working within a Supported Housing Environment
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Positive, proactive and resilient approach to lead this busy service
  • Able and confident to lead, motivate and inspire a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong team worker
  • Full Clean Driving License with access to a car
  • Excellent IT and report writing skills
  • Good standard of education
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40 hours per weekOur Support Workers are experienced in providing the best quality of support for tenants with complex learning disabilities and autism, as well as leading teams on each shift. You’ll have some previous experience in a similar role.Essential Criteria
  • NVQ/QCF Level 2 in Social Care (Adults) or an equivalent qualification, PLUS at least one year's experience of working with people who have a learning disability OR
  • Relevant training such as NISCC Induction PLUS two years’ experience of working with people who have a learning disability and autism
  • Experience of administering medication
  • Administration and recording skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able and confident to lead, motivate and organise a shift team
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A strong teamworker
  • Able to support service users to develop life skills, such as cooking
  • Full Driving Licence acceptable to the organisation’s insurers
Desirable Criteria
  • Completed NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Social Care (Adults)
  • 1 year’s experience of working in a Supported Housing environment
This position involves working at night, including sleep-in and waking night duty, as part of the rota. We offer a very competitive rate of £70 per night for every sleep-in shift worked.We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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30/ 40 hours per week or Bank Contracts availableWhile some experience or knowledge of working in a caring role is desired, what’s most important to us for this role is a genuine passion for caring for adults with a learning disability, and a willingness to develop a career in this rewarding field, where you’ll really get the opportunity to make a difference. Full training is provided.Working hours for these posts include irregular hours such as daytime, evenings, weekends, split shifts on a rota basis, as well as some waking night duty to meet the needs of the tenants.Essential Criteria:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Motivated to work in a challenging but extremely fulfilling care environment
  • A good standard of education, with good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Full Driving Licence acceptable to the organisation’s insurers
Desirable Criteria
  • A relevant qualification such as QFC/NVQ 2 in Social Care (Adults)
Rate of Pay: £8.91 per hour £9.11 per hour (driver, after completing driving training)This position involves some working at night, including sleep-in and waking night duty, as part of the rota.

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“I changed my career from working in a trade to working with Mainstay DRP. I worked my way up and now I’m a Senior Support Worker in our Supported Housing Service. It’s very different to what I used to do, but I love it! Our service users are fantastic, and I’ve been fully supported with great training and qualifications.”

Mark, Senior Support Worker, Ardcora Supported Housing

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