Social Care

Relief Support Worker

Full Time Permanent

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We are looking to recruit passionate Relief Support Workers to join our dedicated team of Support Workers in Garston. 

Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?  For some people, Support Work is something they'd love to do but life makes it difficult to commit to a full or part time position. That's where the role of a Relief Support Worker comes in! It gives you the flexibility to choose the shifts you want to work, based on your availability and the needs of the service.

As a Relief Support Worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the Service, as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts.  You will have the ability to work flexibly across the weekdays, weekends and bank holidays depending on your availability and the hours being offered to you.  Shifts vary including mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights.  Flexibility is therefore essential for us to be able to meet the needs of the people we support.

The role of a Relief Support Worker can be challenging at times, so it is essential to have a positive mind-set with a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability.  You will need to be quick thinking with a positive can-do attitude.

Have you thought about working for Mencap?

Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability.  Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. 

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do.  We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us.  Together we are Mencap!

Everyone wants a purposeful job – to do something really meaningful.  Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do. 

With us, it’s never ‘just a job’.  In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.

What does a Relief Support Worker do?

As a Relief Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.

Personal care – helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.
Community & Social Inclusion – supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and Social events to promote life skills and individuality. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us.  To find out more about the scheme please visit the direct gov website.

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered!

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

* To continue to keep the people we support safe; we will continue to follow the government guidelines regarding Covid-19. This means due to impending changes to government legislation it will be mandatory, unless you are medically exempt, to have had both covid-19 vaccines prior to starting work in our services.

Job ID:  23957

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