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Relief Support Worker - Gloucestershire

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£8.72 per hour plus excellent benefits
06 Nov 2020
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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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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!

Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference? It's not just a job, it's a life experience. Join us and help us change lives. 

We are looking to expand our team of dedicated Relief SupportWorkers at our services in Tewkesbury. 

All shifts will be on rota basis with shifts spread across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. Shifts will include mornings, afternoons and evenings which may include sleeping in. Flexibility is important as all our shifts will be spread across the weekdays and weekends. 

We have three services in Tewkesbury, one Supported Living and two Registered service – in which we support twelve individuals in total. Our Supported Living service in particular is quite an independent service and so there’s a real focus on encouraging the people we support to do their own thing.

You will providing support through a number of different ways, be it through supporting them in daily life with things like finances, personal care, cooking tasty meals or with more general support such as going to new places and meeting new people. Aside from day to day support, you will also need to support these individuals with their hobbies. This might be anything from listening to music, going to the pantomime and making cakes – Could you be our Paul Hollywood?

For further details of this role please click on the ‘additional information’ attachments at the bottom of this advertisement – from here you will be able to read all of the one page profiles of the people you will be supporting, offering you a real insight to the people within the service..

We are looking for someone who really wants to make a difference and enable the people we support to enjoy the things they want to do. To be a support worker, all you’ll need to have is a positive attitude and a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Sleep ins required

Job ID : 20256

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 Mencap Extras
  • Annual leave entitlement based on hours accrued
  • 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
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract