Relief Support Worker - Plymouth

Posted 10 May by Mencap Ending soon

How would you like to make a real difference to someones life?

We are looking for a positive, compassionate and caring Support Worker to join our Plymouth service on a Relief basis where we support 10 people in a Supported living environment with a learning disability.

The people that we support in this service LOVE pets and they have two cats, tropical fish and an outdoor fishpond! Read on for more about this opportunity

Each person that we support is an individual and they have a range of activities that they enjoy to do with support and encouragement. You might find yourself engaging in some arts and crafts or perhaps you're a culinary wizard? you would do well in our cookery sessions. Other activities might include swimming and going to the cinema!

Supporting with daily living tasks, finances and managing their tenancy will be a large part of your role, but that's not all. Being a Support Worker means that you also get to create some fantastic memories and take part in the fun!

An important thing to be aware of is that personal care is required in this service - it's important that you are comfortable with this.

Have a look at the additional information attached created by one of the people that we support in Plymouth. This will give you an idea of what the people we support want from you.

As a relief support worker you have the benefit of working shifts to suit you however flexibility is required 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).

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.

This position is based in Plymouth.

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

Job reference 12884


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

  • learning
  • support worker
  • care
  • disability

Reference: 35105146

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