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Relief Support Worker - Southampton

Posted 28 March by Mencap Ended

Role Description

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

We are looking for compassionate, keen and caring individuals to join our team of Relief Support Workers to support a number of individuals in Southampton.

Predominantly covering services in Southampton, you will find that the people that we support are very different and you will quickly discover that each of the people that we support are individuals with an entirely different set of great qualities, interests and passions.

You could be supporting a gentleman who is a real chatterbox with passion for art - so talented that we even have some of his art on display in our office, So if you like Art there's a definite conversation starter!

Or you might be supporting a gentleman who has his own mobility car, and needs a confident driver to drive him around. He's very sociable and loves being out in the community and going out on day trips.

Finally, we have two lovely ladies who really like a lot of interaction - one with complex needs, so you will need to be comfortable when it comes to manual handling, and assisting with a wheelchair, and the other who has epilepsy and is nonverbal, but you will soon find out that she's great at communicating what she wants and how she's feeling.

It's really important that you are comfortable when it comes to providing personal care for these two ladies.

If you would like to work with some of these people that we support on a relief basis, helping them to live life to their fullest then please apply and tell us why you would be a fantastic match.

The role ( Relief Support Worker )

You must be willing to work flexibly as and when required. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week and at weekends including bank holidays.

We also have services in Eastleigh that require Relief cover - if possible, we may also offer you shifts within these services.

Typical day shifts could start from 07:00 am and evening shifts from 04:00 pm. Waking nights could start from 09:00 pm and sleep ins from 10:00 pm.

Please note that these start times will vary, and are not limited to those stated above.

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 that we support, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

For further details of this role please click on the attachments at the bottom of this advertisements.

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

Driving License desirable, although not essential.

If you would like more information about or Relief Support Worker role then please get in touch and quote job reference:12149


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.

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