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Relief Support Worker - Victoria Street - Felixstowe

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Felixstowe
Salary Details:
£8.33 per hour plus excellent benefits
31 Oct 2019
Vacancy Type:
Relief
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? It's not just a job, it's a life experience. Join us and help us change lives. 

"Help us to lead fulfilling lives; gain our own independence; and eventually move in to our own homes.”

We are currently seeking a Relief Support Worker to join our team in Felixstowe.

You will be supporting five gentlemen within one of our supported living services who live as independently as possible. Their ages range from 19 to 60 and as such means they all have varying interests.

The support they require is more around prompting and advice with things such as personal care; finances; meal planning; shopping; maintaining relationships; attending medical appointments; medication administering; social activities and seeing family members. Each of the individuals you will be supporting value one to one time each week to allow them to follow their own independence goals.

It is important that you have a good sense of humour; are supportive; and able to build meaningful relationships. The individuals you will be supporting really just need someone there to reassure and prompt.

Flexibility is a must as you will need to be available to work across various shifts to include; days, evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. 

“It is important to us that our support staff support us to be as independent as possible as our goals and aspirations are to one day live in our own accommodation with support visiting.”

*An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap (T&Cs apply)

Vacancy 16324
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 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