Relief Support worker

14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Role Description

Calling all Support Workers in the Norfolk area!

Mencap are looking for 5 talented Relief Support Workers who are looking for an exciting new role within the Social Care sector.
If you are passionate about your community and the welfare of local people, this role would be ideal for you. We are looking for people who are caring, flexible and committed to providing outstanding care and support for vulnerable young people and adults.
The role will involve, administering medications, helping them to manage their money, providing personal support, along with day trips out to the Cinema, shopping trips and supporting people with their hobbies, such as, gardening and baking ect…

The people you will support
The people that you will support will have a range of needs, such as, Autism, Epilepsy, Downs Syndrome and other needs. We want Support Workers who are patient, understanding and will take the time to get to know each individual that they support.

Working hours

The general shift patterns include but not limited to 7am - 3pm, 2pm - 10pm and sleep in shifts that have an Extra allowance attached. Please note these shift patterns may differ slightly throughout the services, nevertheless this would always be communicated in a timely manner. We require people who can work a minimum of any two days throughout the week for a shift of up to 7 hours, however if you are fully flexible that would be a great advantage.
Experience is desirable, however, a "CAN DO" attitude and a genuine desire to support people with a disability will also be taken in to consideration as full training is provided.
Postal codes for the area`s we provide support are: NR27,NR28,NR12,NR3,NR4,NR14,NR13,NR13 & NR31.


Please apply TODAY or if you would like more information about the role please call Nicola Forbes on
*An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap (T&Cs apply)
Vacancy ID:7987

Benefits and rewards

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 from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap extras
  • 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&Cs apply based on contract