Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Ipswich
Salary Details:
£11.44 per hour + excellent benefits
29 Apr 2024
Vacancy Type:
Relief
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

We are looking for a Relief Support Worker to join our Service based in Ipswich.

Shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep ins, weekends, and bank holidays.  Shift patterns vary greatly depending on the individuals needs and personalised 1-1 and shared support hours. Sleep ins are required in two flats on a rota’d basis.
 
About our Service

In our service we support ten people across six different flats in a little cul-de-sac. We provide varying levels of support some people we support for an hour a day whilst others require support twenty-four hours a day. Every shift really is very different. Three people we support have their own cars and like their Support Workers to drive them to visit different places such as the beach or zoo. 

The people we support have a lot of 1-1 hours which are to be used for activities that are meaningful to them like: going to church on a Sunday, help with cleaning, going banger racing, visiting the zoo, going to the pub. Most people like to go out most days whatever the weather.

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 – supporting people with their morning and evening routine including showering/bathing, continence and using the bathroom.
  • Supporting people with personal safety – to carry out checks in line with their individualised support plans
  • Providing person centred support - through conversation and reading of individualised support plans. Get to know who you are supporting and learn what things are important to them: how they like to communicate, where they like to go, who is important to them, what support they need and how they would like to be supported.
  • Excellent communication and record keeping - to support people to keep detailed records of any support they have received including writing daily notes, support with medication and Mar sheets, support with finances and personal money records as well as food and fluid charts. To communicate effectively and hand over to your colleagues. To communicate with people, we support in a way that meets their needs and preferences.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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

JOB ID: 31150

Benefits

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 supermarkets, 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

About Mencap

Join us at Mencap and be part of a team that believes in equality, diversity, and inclusion. Together, we can create a brighter future for individuals with learning disabilities and empower them to break down any barriers they may face.

 Mencap vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with learning disabilities.

 If you're ready to embark on a rewarding career that truly makes a difference, apply now!

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