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Relief Support Worker (Contract) Suffolk


Mencap Suffolk United Kingdom

3 months ago

We are looking to recruit passionate Relief Support Workers to join our dedicated team of Support Workers in the Debenham Area.

About our Service

Our service is a 24 hour Supported Living Service where three men and a lady live. We support them with all aspects of daily living including personal care and medication and support to access the community. During the week two of the people we support access day centres and the other two have 1:1 support from home where they can complete activities that they enjoy.

Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives? For some people, Support Work is something they would love to do but life makes it difficult to commit to a full or part time position. That's where the role of a Relief Support Worker comes in! It gives you the flexibility?to choose the shifts you want to work, based on your availability?and the needs of the service.

As a Relief Support Worker flexibility is key as you may be required to work a variety of different... shifts. You should have the ability to work flexibly across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays and shifts will be spread across mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights. Your flexibility is therefore essential for us to be able to meet the needs of the people we support. You will receive an enhanced flat rate payment of £60.00 for any sleep-in shifts carried out. The payment for sleep ins is non-contractual.

The role of a Relief Support Worker can be challenging at times, so it is essential to have a positive mind-set with a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability. You will need to be quick thinking and have a positive can-do attitude.

What does a Relief Support Worker do?

As a Relief Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, liberated and happy life.

Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.

Relationship building – supporting the people we support to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.

Community & Social Inclusion - supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and social events to promote life skills and individuality.

Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day. This may include prompting the people we support to take their medication and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom. Not all Support Worker roles include high levels of personal care.

Have you thought about working for Mencap?

Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a 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. Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do. To find out a bit more about what life as a Support Worker is like, please click here to watch a short video.

With us, it’s never ‘just a job’. In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay. Click here to find out more about our Mencap benefits.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!

Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered!
• All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references

Job ID: 28165
Suffolk UK

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