Female Relief Support Worker - Wiltshire & Salisbury
Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to lives of people with Learning Disability? Are you positive, caring and enthusiastic? Are you passionate about providing the best support?
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to positively impact the lives of others, or someone who is seeking a new and exciting career within the social care sector. If you're looking for a role where you can become a valued member of our team, make a difference to people's lives and go home feeling rewarded, this may just be the opportunity for you.
You will be supporting some lovely individuals through floating support, across a number of supported living services within the Wiltshire & Salisbury community - it is due to this style of support that applicants with a driving license are desirable, but not essential.
The people here all require different levels of support. You can expect to be supporting people with day to day tasks such as; shopping, cooking, eating and drinking, personal care, laundry, finances, medication and administration. You will also support them to organise activities and access the community, to socialise and for leisure, as well as to attend health appointments. There are a wide variety of different personalities,which require a dedicated approach to person centered support - something we are passionate about here at Mencap.
The people we support in Salisbury see many things as being important to them, be it through supporting them in adult life with things like finance and supporting them while preparing meals, or with more general support such as going to new places and talking to people within the community. Aside from day to day support, you will also support these individuals with their hobbies; DC loves a bit of gardening, GR likes relax while watching the birds and BG enjoys a coffee and a chat - who doesn't enjoy a coffee and a catch up?
Support work is required 24 hours a day, so you must be willing to work flexibly as and when required. Cover is required throughout the week, weekends and bank holidays, with sleep-in shifts as well.
Being a support worker isn't just about making the day to day life easier, it's about improving the lives of these lovely individuals, so they can live the life that they choose and certainly deserve. Helping the people we support achieve their goals is one of the most rewarding parts of being a support worker.
If you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, please do get in touch or click the 'Apply' button!
*An enhanced DBS will be required for eachsuccessful candidate, paid for by Mencap (T&Cs apply)
Job ID: 12225
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 supermarkets, 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
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.