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Relief Support Worker - Truro

Posted 13 March by Mencap Ended

Role Description

Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to the lives of people with a Learning Disability?We have an exciting new opportunity for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team in Truro. The service provides supported living to seven people we support who require a dedicated approach to person centered support - something we are passionate about here at Mencap. The people who we support need you to be understanding, reliable and most importantly caring - one of Mencap's key values.

As a Relief Support Worker, you will be helping others in their daily routines, with activities like shopping, personal care and medication, managing their tenancy, encouraging healthy eating and accessing the community .Hobbies are a huge part of the lives of the people we support and you will be required to assist the people we support during a number of activities. You will support them in organising activities and accessing the community, to socialise and for leisure so you can expect no two days to be the same!

This role has a unique set of challenges, but our award winning training and progression opportunities 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.

As a Relief Support Worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, as you will be required to work a variety of different shifts including mornings, days, evenings and waking nights, which are essential to the service. The best thing about flexibility? It's a two-way street. While we may require that you work a variety of shifts, we also understand that you'll have your own commitments and we will try to factor this into our rotas.

We are looking for individuals who are patient and adaptable, with a real "Can-do" attitude, good administration and record keeping skills and proactive in their approach to supporting others. Being a support worker isn't just about making the day to day life easier, it's about improving the lives of these individuals, so they can live the life that they choose and certainly deserve. Helping the people we support achieve their goals is one of the most rewarding parts of being a support worker and we will support you with award winning training throughout your career with us.

This is an extremely rewarding role for the right person and If you wish to finish each day knowing you have made a difference to other people's lives, then we want to hear from you!

* An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate (paid for by Mencap), Job reference 12017


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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