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Relief Support Worker - Andover

Personal Support
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Salary Details:
£8.76 per hour + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
01 Apr 2019
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About Mencap
At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.


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Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference?

We are looking for positive, fun and caring Relief Support Workers to work within our Andover service where we support five ladies with a learning disability. 

The people we support in this service have a whole host of interests, hobbies and passions! From football and badminton, to bird enthusiasts who would love to be supported on trips to the Hawk conservancy and the safari to see butterflies and owls! One of the ladies that we support here likes to listen to music and have her sensory lights on in her bedroom, but when it's not time to relax it's time to dance, you might be invited to boogie down from time to time! Other interests in this service include shopping, knitting, gardening and trips to the charity shop!
We have lots of different support needs in this service, you might be supporting the ladies when it comes to accessing the community, socialising, helping with theirindependent living skills and at times being a little bit more involved and supporting with medication - particularly when it comes to reminding individuals when they should take their medication.  We provide a person centered approach and support people in all of the ways that they want to be supported, as well as the ways that they need to be supported.
We put the people who we support at the heart of what we do. We make sure that everyone is as equally involved with the recruitment process as our very own recruitment team. If you look at the little pink box titled "additional information you will see some information about some of the people that we support! 
As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we want to hear from you. This role has a unique set of challenges,but our award winning training will ensure that you are the best Support Worker that you can be, whether you have lots experience or are just starting out in your career.
As a relief support worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service. There are a variety of shifts that cover is required for throughout the week, including mornings and evenings and sleep ins (Payment for sleep ins is compliant with National Living Wage requirements). The best thing about flexibility? It's a two-way street. While we may require that you work a variety of shifts, being relief gives you the flexibility to pick up the hours that fit around you. 

This position is based in Andover, Hampshire

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid forby Mencap, T&Cs apply)

Job reference: Andover 14491
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.
  • Flexibility to work the hours you choose
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract