Relief Support Worker - Ipswich - BR

  • Job Reference: 00078118-1
  • Date Posted: 22 June 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Job Advert

We have an excellent opportunity for a Relief Support Worker in our Supported Living service, Rushmere, Ipswich. 

Number of Shifts available will include hours and different shift patterns worked between 07:00 – 21:30.  Shifts tend to be 7/7:30 - 15:00 or 14:30/15:00 - 21:30. There may be a need for a maximum of one split shift per week.  Plus, very occasional sleep ins when required, which is 22:30 – 07:00.  However, if you are not able to a sleep-in shift then please pop this on your application - you will still be considered for the role.

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.

We are currently in the process of reviewing our salaries.  The salary for this role will be increased to a minimum of £10.33 per hour (a full time annual salary of £20,144) with effect from 1 August 2022.

A driver is desirable however a non-driver may be considered if you are willing to support people on public transport.

About our Service

Beech Road is a 24 hour Supported Living Service located five minutes from Ipswich hospital. We currently support four ladies and two gentleman within this service. We have a very full & fun social life, enjoying trips out to the shops, walking, swimming, bowling, social groups and events, farms, and visiting friends and family, pubs and eating out, movies at home and various games.

We provide support with daily living tasks which could involved anything from just a chat and wellbeing checks through to support with personal care, shopping, household cleaning, cooking, finances and administering medication. Full training and shadow shifts will be provided.

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 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.

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, please feel free to call the Service Manager, Jemma on (phone number removed).

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

Job ID:  25505


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

Flexibility to work the hours you choose

Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras

Annual leave entitlement based on hours accrued

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

Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability.  We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful.  At Mencap, we can give you that.  You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential.  We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more.  With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work