Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary Details:
£10.63 per hour + excellent benefits
05 Mar 2024
Vacancy Type:
Relief
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

We are looking to recruit passionate Relief Support Workers to join our dedicated team of Support Workers in the Bury St Edmunds Area.   

 


Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?  For some people, Support Work is something they would 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 as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts.  You should have the ability to work flexibly across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays and shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights.  Your 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
and have a positive can-do attitude. 


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.

  • Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
  • Relationship building – supporting the people we support 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.  
  • Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day.  This may include prompting the people we support to take their medication and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.  Not all Support Worker roles include high levels of personal care.

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.   


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.  To find out a bit more about what life as a Support Worker is like, please
click here to watch a short video. 


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. 
Click here to find out more about our Mencap benefits. 


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 directgov website. 


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! 

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Service Manager Lauren Day on 07908652035. 

 

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

 

Benefits

Working with us means you'll not only be making a positive difference in people's lives, but you'll also enjoy various rewards and benefits, including:

  • Flexible working hours to suit your schedule
  • Exclusive discounts and cashback ranging from 3% to 30% at major high street shops, supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, theme parks, and holidays through Mencap Extras
  • Annual leave entitlement based on hours accrued.
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan that covers dental, glasses, therapy, and more.
  • Free access to an employee assistance program providing round-the-clock advice and support.
  • Access to award-winning training and development opportunities to help you grow and succeed.

*Please note that terms and conditions may vary based on your employment contract.

About Mencap

At Mencap, we believe that everyone deserves a purposeful job that makes a positive impact. We work hand in hand with people who have a learning disability to provide flexible and high-quality services that help them live as independently as possible in their homes and communities.

We don't just offer you a job, but a journey of personal and professional growth. You'll have ample opportunities to develop as an individual, colleague, leader, and advocate. Along the way, you'll meet new people, form lasting friendships, and discover your true potential.

We understand that our work can be demanding, but the rewards are immeasurable. Working with us is not just a job; it's a chance to make a difference in the lives of others and find a deeper sense of purpose in your own.

So, if you're looking for a career that's meaningful and fulfilling, join us at Mencap. We value diversity, inclusivity, and your unique talents. Apply now and be a part of our mission to create a world where people with a learning disability are valued, included, and heard.

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