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Date Added: Mon 01/05/2023

Relief Support Worker - Rackheath Norwich

Rackheath, NR13, UK
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Company: MENCAP

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £10.33/hour £10.33 per hour + excellent benefits

We are recruiting for Relief Support Workers to join our supported living service based in Rackheath, Norwich and surrounding services.  Due to role requirements, we are looking for drivers only.

Do you want to make a positive difference to people's lives?  For some people, Support Work is something they would love to do but life makes it difficult to commit to a full or part time position. That's where the role of a Relief Support Worker comes in! It gives you the flexibility to choose the shifts you want to work, based on your availability and the needs of the service.

Being a Relief Support Worker means that you have no contracted hours, but you pick up shifts as and when needed. You will be able to work across any Mencap service; we support people all over Norfolk.  Shifts include mornings, daytime, evenings and sleep ins ( which means that you stay at the service overnight sleeping in the staff room). You may be asked to work some weekends and bank holidays.  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.

About our Service

You will be supporting two ladies and a gentleman with learning disabilities, helping them in their daily lives and supporting them to achieve their goals. Their all love to go out and about, especially to the coast and to the city, and having meals or drinks out. Activities they like include going trampolining, bowling, funfairs, going round the shops, meeting friends, and going to car shows and museums. They also enjoy chilling at home, watching films and playing games on the Wii. 

Due to role requirements, we are looking for drivers only for this post as one of the people you will support has a car and likes to get out and about!

Does it sound like you are the person we are looking for? If YES - Apply now!

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.  To find out a bit more about what life as a Support Worker is like, please click here to watch a short video.

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.  Click here to find out more about our Mencap benefits.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us.
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