Relief Support Worker - Chelmsley Wood

  • Job Reference: 00072967-1
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Chelmsley Wood, West Midlands
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking to recruit passionate Relief Support Workers to join our dedicated team of support staff based in our Registered Care Home in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull (Arbor Way) 

The Service has close links to public transport; situated not far from Birmingham airport/ NEC. Approximately 30 minutes drive from Birmingham city centre.  This Service currently support four men (aged between 61-81). 

Duties will include infection prevention control, laundry tasks and general cleaning together with a small amount of manual handling.  There will be some support required with continence care during the night, some disturbed sleep patterns due to dementia. 

Day shifts for relief staff: 07:30-16:00, 10:00-18:00, 16:00-21:30 (working as part of a team) and Wake Night shifts (lone working) commence at 21:15 and finish at 07:30.

Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?  As a Relief Support Worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts.  You will have the ability to work flexibly across the weekdays, weekends and bank holidays depending on your availability and the hours being offered to you.  Shifts vary including mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights.  Flexibility is therefore essential for us to be able to meet the needs of the people we support.

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 with a positive can-do attitude.

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 excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.

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.

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, housework, 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 ever 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.

* To continue to keep the people we support safe; we will continue to follow the government guidelines regarding Covid-19.  This means due to impending changes to government legislation it will be mandatory, unless you are medically exempt, to have had both covid-19 vaccines prior to starting work in our registered services.

Job ID:  24100