We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Relief Support Workers for our services in Tower Hamlets.
The people you will be supporting love a variety of activities including Swimming, Music, Dancing,Shopping, Baking, Cooking, Socialising, going on days out, Cinema,being part of their community and can at times have a hectic schedule. All of the above play a significant part in their life.
As well as the team that support them, family members are very involved in support. Being social and having conversations about things that are of interest and daily life is something they truly value. However, crowded social settings are not fun and that is something that some of the people we support find difficult to manage.
Indoor activities include Music sessions, Cooking, Life Skills and Television. We support a variety of people from different cultures so it would be helpful to have some cooking skills and ideas in this area.
If you would like to help support these outgoing and sociable people, who have a wonderfully full and active life, please apply and tell us why you would be a fantastic addition to the team. We include the people that you will support during all of our selection process and we take a person centred approach to recruitment. You will need to be adaptable due to the complex needs of the service and the people we support.
You must be willing to work flexibly and be available for a minimum of 16 hours per week. However, as a relief support worker, you can choose in advance the hours that you work.
We would prefer to recruit people that are able and willing to drive the large cars owned by people we support. Our policy around driving the vehicles requires that applicants must be over the age of 25, have a full UK driving licence, and have at least two years experience driving in the UK.
If you cannot drive, but are still interested in the role and feel that you're a dynamic and enthusiastic person who also has empathy and patience, then please apply. One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that anyone can do it! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.
Job reference 12665
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.