Relief Support Worker - Glemsford

  • Job Reference: 00073375-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Glemsford, Suffolk
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you looking for a job which has flexibility and fun?  Would you like to work in your local community and walk to work?  If the answer is YES, we have an excellent opportunity for a Relief Support Worker in Glemsford Suffolk to work with four amazing people living in one house in the village. 

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 various shifts between the hours of 07:30 – 15:00 and from 15:00 – 22:00 and there are also daytime shifts for community activities.  There is a sleep in the service.

If you are a driver it would be a bonus but is not essential as this service is based within easy reach of public transport.

The people you will be supporting are an independent and active bunch and will want support at activities and accessing the community as well as support to learn daily living skills.  So, if you want to spend your days having fun with four amazing people look no further, we have the job for you!

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.

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. 

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.

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 visitWe 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.

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.

Please view this video to learn more about Mencap Extras: https://(url removed)/(phone number removed)/ac6fdbd7b9

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered!  If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to call the Service Manager,  Sam Dacey on (phone number removed).

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

Job ID:  24569