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Relief Support Worker - Woodlands in Thetford

Posted 22 March by Mencap Ended

Role Description

Have you thought about working for Mencap?

So many reasons to work with us…

Are you looking for a new role where you get to choose your working days?

Whether you are looking for Weekends, a couple of days in the week or just night shifts? Mencap has something for you!

Do you like the idea of making a positive impact in the life of a complete stranger?

Then consider a career with Mencap as a Relief Support Worker - helping people in your local community!

So, what will I actually be doing?

The role of a Relief Support Worker is exactly what it says on the tin.

You provide support to enable the people you care for to live a happy and more independent life

The finer details...

You would be supporting 8 individuals who share an adapted bungalow, 4 ladies and 4 gentlemen, who will need support with a variety of needs, including personal care, support with medications, helping to prepare healthy and nutritious meals and day to day support household chores!

No two days will be the same and having a passion for communication would be a huge advantage. As it is important that you are able to find creative ways to engage with the people you will be supporting to help to remove barriers and empower the individual's to learn new skills. Each individual has their own personality, hobbies and interests that they enjoy, these include singing, swimming, shopping, spending time in the garden, cooking and watching films.

The people you will be supporting also love to be "out and about" on day trips out, so you could be enjoying nice lunch trips out, trips to the cinema, feeding the ducks at the park, museums, bus trips, and many more…

Working hours

Although this is a relief position, we would expect you to be able to work a minimum of any three days throughout the week for a shift of up to 7.5 hours, if you are only looking for waking nights you would also be considered, however, being fully flexible would be a great advantage. The general shift patterns include but not limited to 7:30am - 3pm, 2pm - 9:30pm and waking night shifts are from 9:00pm - 8:00am. Please note these shift patterns may differ slightly throughout the services, nevertheless this would always be communicated in a timely manner.


Why not click the apply button "today" and Nicola from the Mencap team will call you to discuss the role in more detail…

Job ID:12157


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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