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Relief Support Worker - Leedstown

Posted 13 March by Mencap Ended

Role Description

Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference?

We are looking for a positive, compassionate and caring Relief Support Workers within our Leedstown service where we support two gentlemen with a learning disability in their own home.

Supporting these gentlemen may mean going out on day trips, swimming at a local pool, visiting steam trains, or finding somewhere scenic to sit down and have a nice cup of tea. Both of the gentlemen have different personalities and enjoy different activities, so no day will ever be the same!

It's important that you are comfortable with providing personal care in this role - the gentlemen that we support require both personal and continence care.

Have a look at the attached profile created by the people that we support to learn a little bit more about how these gentlemen like to be supported.

As a support worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week, including mornings (ideal for you early risers!), evenings and sleep-ins (Payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements). We plan our rotas in advance and try to work with you to find a shift pattern that suits you as well as the needs of the service.

As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we want to hear from you. This role has a unique set of challenges, but our award winning training will ensure that you are the best Support Worker that you can be,whether you have lots experience or are just starting out in your career.

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

Job reference 11735

Benefits

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

About Mencap

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.

Required skills

  • TRAINING
  • DISABILITY

Reference: 34669005

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