Relief Support Worker - Sawston

  • Job Reference: 00095246-1
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Sawston, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £10.33 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Job Advert

We are looking to recruit passionate Relief Support Workers to join our dedicated team of Support Workers based at Churchfield Avenue – Sawston, Cambridge

What makes Churchfield Avenue the best place to begin or progress your social care career?  Churchfield has often been praised for having a welcoming team who have passion for their work and a great and supportive team dynamic.

You will meet wonderful and unique characters in the people we support who will enrich your life, bring a smile to your day and a feeling of a job well done at the days end. You will be able to support them to live more comfortably, dignified, liberated and happy lives.

You may bring your creativity to the role. If you enjoy art, music or have any other skill or hobby you are welcome to create activities for the people we support to learn and enjoy. We have previously celebrated Black History Month, Chinese New Year, Bonfire night an many other occasions. We incorporate food, music, art, and dance in festivities. The scope is as wide as your imagination.

Part of the role also includes planning and supporting with activities outside of the house and participating in the community to promote skills and individuality. This may be a trip to the local shops or café, or it could be a trip to the zoo!

At Churchfield we support people to live as independently as possible. This will include budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.

Part of promoting dignity and respect will involve helping people to get ready for the day and some assistance with bathing, showering, and using the bathroom. Much of this is prompting and does not require the use of hoists

Why we need you!

We need your excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person to understand the world around them and promoting positive relationships.

We need your positivity, passion, and creativity to make the UK the best place to live for people with learning disabilities. 

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.

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.

No two days are never the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered!

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: 27024


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 super markets, 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