Relief Support Worker - Liskeard

Posted 9 August by Mencap Ending soon

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

We are looking for a keen, compassionate and caring Support Worker to join our supported living service in Liskeard on a relief basis where we support two people with a learning disability.

The people that we support in this service have different support needs, we have one gentleman who is fairly independent and has his own car, he needs support when it comes to managing his tenancy and finances and needs more of a guiding hand in his day to day endeavours. The second person that we support needs her Support Worker to be a little bit more involved - she's someone who loves her routine, and likes to hear the staff team being really positive and having fun when supporting her.

It's really important that you are comfortable when it comes to providing personal care, and it's also equally as important that you understand that you will be providing an element of emotional support. One of the ladies that we support in this service is nonverbal, so she doesn't communicate in a way that you are used to - but she is very good at communicating what she wants, and you will really need to take the time to learn how to support her, and understand her needs and wants. It's also important that you are confident in your abilities to diffuse a situation, particularly when faced with challenging behavior - rest assured, if you are confident then our award winning training will enable you to be successful in managing challenging behaviour and delivering positive outcomes for everyone involved.

Interested in carrying on the conversation?

You do not need to have experience but it is essential that you share our values. 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.

As a relief support worker you have the benefit of choosing the shifts that suit you on an as and when basis, however a degree of flexibility will be required as shifts are spread over the day and nights, weekdays and weekends.

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

Job reference 14104

Required skills

  • support
  • care
  • learning disability

Reference: 35836241

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