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Relief Support Worker - Witham, Essex

Posted 5 April 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 Witham!

As a Support Worker with Mencap 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.

No experience? No problem! We really want to hear from people that want to make a difference and are looking for a rewarding field of work. We can provide you with award winning training to prepare you for your role (And you are paid for the time that you are being inducted and trained!).

The Support that you provide will be tailored to the needs and preferences of the individual and you will need to be really creative in how you approach this fantastically rewarding, and sometimes challenging role.

Some of the areas that you might be providing support with include: supporting with community access, travel training, budgeting, encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle, relationships and friendships, cooking, supporting with bills and benefits, medical appointments and other daily living skills.

If you would like to work with the people that we support, helping them to live life to their fullest then please apply and tell us why you would be a great match.

As a Relief Support WorkerYou will work on a rota basis throughout the week and at weekends including bank holidays. Although, the great thing about being on a Relief contract is that you can work flexibly to suit you!

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.

We do also have night work available if this is something that you would be interested in.

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: 12152


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

  • CARE

Reference: 34830557

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