Do you have the desire to improve the lives of others? The role of a relief support worker is a particularly rewarding, so click APPLY and join us in our journey!
Thanks to the on going success of our service we are looking for a confident, dynamic and supportive individuals to join our Relief Bank as dedicated Relief Support Workers, at our Haywards Heath service. Our Haywards Heath service consists of supported living services for seven people whom have profound and multiple learning disabilities, sensory impairment and physical disabilities. The people here require all round care, which requires a dedicated approach to person centered support - something we are passionate about here at Mencap.
As a Relief Support Worker, you will be helping these lovely people in their daily routines, with activities like; shopping, cooking, eating and drinking, laundry, finances, medication and administration. You will also be involved in encouraging positive behaviour routines; using a dynamic approach to enable the people we support to communicate through alternative tools and methods; and providing support with personal care.
Hobbies are a huge part of the lives of the people we support and you will be required to assist the people we support during a number of activities. You will support them in organising activities and accessing the community, to socialise and for leisure. There are a wide variety of different personalities,so you can expect no two days to be the same!
Shifts are rota based and will be spread across morning, afternoons and evenings,sleep-ins and waking nights shifts will also be available. Flexibility is essential as all our shifts will be spread across the weekdays and weekends. We are really looking for individuals who are patient and adaptable, with a real "Can-do" attitude.
Being a support worker isn't just about making the day to day life easier, it's about improving the lives of these lovely individuals, so they can live the life that they choose and certainly deserve. Helping the people we support achieve their goals is one of the most rewarding parts of being a support worker and we will support you with award winning training throughout your career with us.
Driving licence preferred but not essential.
*An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap (T&Cs apply)
Job reference 12172
We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.
- Amazing Induction
- Access to award winning training and development
- Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
- Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
- Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major supermarkets, 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
*T&C's apply based on contract
Mencap is the leading voice of 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. At Mencap, we can give you that. You'll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We'll ask a lot of you - but you'll get back so much more. With us, it's never 'just a job'.
Support workers have a massive impact on the lives of the people they support. You can help us to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now.