Relief Support Workers sought for Mencap Services in Rustington and outreach in the surrounding areas.
At Rustington service, we currently support 2 gentlemen and 5 ladies, with ages ranging from 33 to 74 - which clearly offers a wide range of experiences and personalities. The people we support at the service require a high level of support, with 3 people being wheelchair bound, 1 person being a partial wheelchair user and 3 being able to walk independently - this variety of care clearly shows the need for person centred care, something we hold ourselves to.
We have various contract available and are currently offering relief contracts, which will allow you to choose the shifts you want to work. Shifts are rota based and will be spread across morning, afternoons, evening and include sleep ins (payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements). Flexibility is important as all our shifts will be spread across the weekdays and weekends.
You will need to support the people at the service with general daily needs, with 3 of the people we support requiring assistance with eating and drinking. Furthermore, you will need to be able to communicate with the people we support through pictures, videos and body language - as communication is of the upmost importance. You will also support the people at the service in living as independently as possible, whilst also being involved in the community.
The people we support enjoy a wide range of activities including listening to music, going to the cinema and going to the theatre - who doesn't like being entertained? The people we support also love going on holiday! The people at the service have been all over the country, visiting zoos, London and even the Isle of Wight - having fun is a key part of everyone's life.
Teamwork and family involvement are the backbones of the service, with the team often looking for new ways to fulfill the wants and needs of the people we support - for example, the team are currently trying to get one of the ladies booked in for a helicopter ride, as she loves the show: helicopter heroes!
As a support worker, all you'll need to have is a positive attitude and a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability. If you support the people within our service, we will support you with award winning training and progression opportunities throughout your career with us.
* An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate
* Car or van drivers preferred, however not essential.
Job reference 11728
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 super markets, 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.