Relief Support Worker - Bury St Edmund's

Recruiter
Mencap
Location
Ipswich
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role Description

Are you extremely passionate about supporting people who have a Learning Disability?

Mencap are looking to grow their team of Relief Support Workers at one of our services in the Bury St Edmunds area! Drummond Court is a fantastic service that provides outstanding care and provision to the people that we support, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest. Drummond court is a busy service set on a complex, with 4 Bungalows and a small block of flats.

As a support worker you will be supporting people in different ways. The type of support you will provide would be around administering medication, helping with personal care and offering support with cooking healthy meals.

Being a support worker is more than just a job, it is about enabling the people we support to live a full and active life!

The people we support have many hobbies and interest that will involve going out in to the community, this could be anything from a trip to the cinemas, going out bowling, shopping, or down to the local pub. There are also indoor activities, such as knitting, Jigsaws, gardening or just having a chit chat and sharing jokes to going away on holiday and having an adventure.

Creating memories with these individuals is one of the rewarding parts of being a support worker!

Being a Relief Support worker means that you can choose the days that you work, however, we would expect you to be available at least 2 days per week work, the shift patterns tend to be 07.00 am - 14.30 pm, 8am - 2pm, 14.30 pm -22.00 pm and Night shifts are 21.45pm - 7.15am as most of the people we support require 24 hours a day.

One of the most amazing things about being a Support Worker is that anyone can do it! As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)

Benefits

We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • Amazing Induction
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • 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
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of 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. At Mencap, we can give you that. You'll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We'll ask a lot of you - but you'll get back so much more. With us, it's never 'just a job'.

Support workers have a massive impact on the lives of the people they support. You can help us to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now.

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