We are now recruiting for a Relief Support Worker to join our supported living team in Glemsford with capacity to pick up more hours to cover absence if wanted.
Working times will be on a rota basis with shifts spread across the weekdays, weekends and bank holidays and may include sleep-in shifts if required. You will need to be flexible as you will be required to work times between 07:30am – 22:00 and the sleep-in is from 22:00 – 07:00.
We currently support 2 women and 2 men (with room for 1 other) aged 26-56 with a mild to moderate learning disability. The needs of the people we support are varied, some require help with personal care (differs for each person), household tasks, communication, meal preparation, medication and going out in the community to attend groups or social activities. You also need to be computer literate as we are currently transitioning from paper based to electronic recording.
We are looking for a positive person with a ‘can-do’ attitude, who is enthusiastic and outgoing. The people we support require their support workers to have a genuine interest in assisting them to live as independently as possible.
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.
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!
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.
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 amazing benefits alongside our competitive pay.
What does a Support Worker do?
As a 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.
- Personal care – helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
- Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, house work, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
- Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person 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.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the directgov website.
No two days are never the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered!
- All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.
Job ID: 23310