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Relief Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 07 June 2024
Salary: £11.44 to £11.44 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 07 July 2024
Location: Colchester, Home Counties, CO6
Company: Mencap
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 53236318


Job Advert
We are looking for a compassionate Relief Support Worker to join our Service based in Great Tey.
Due to the location of this service, in the Essex countryside, there are not great public transport links, this means that it is essential that you have your own transport. We would also like you to hold a full clean drivers licence as some of the people we support have their own cars.
As a Relief Support Worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service, you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week, including mornings, evenings, sleep ins and weekends.
The best thing about flexibility It's a two-way street, while we may require that you work a variety of shifts, we also understand that you’ll have your own commitments and we will try to factor this into our rotas.
You will receive an enhanced flat rate payment of £62.45 for any sleep in shifts carried out. The payment for sleep ins is non-contractual.
About our service
There are 6 people that share their home and who we support to make sure they live the best lives possible.

- The role of a support worker can be dynamic, supporting people out and about, eating out, voluntary work, visiting the seafront, shopping, tea and cake or the pub, and visiting family, generally enjoying a good social life.

- The role is also domestic, health and safety around the house, supporting and encouraging people with cleaning, laundry, gardening; everything we all do to run a smooth household.

- The role is very personal, support in the bathroom/shower and getting dressed, supporting someone with their mobility - using an electric wheel chair and standing frame. Support to style someone’s hair as they are going out for the evening, any health needs and medication.

- Choice The people we support communicate if different ways so we work creatively to ensure that people can make their own choices and have a proper say about how they want to live their lives.

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.
Vacancy ID: 31897

Why join Mencap?

- 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) + a variety of benefits including pension and holiday buying options.
- Ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills.
- A supportive and inclusive work environment where your contributions are valued.

*Please note that terms and conditions apply based on your contract.

About Mencap
Join us at Mencap and be part of a team that believes in equality, diversity, and inclusion. Together, we can create a brighter future for individuals with learning disabilities and empower them to break down any barriers they may face.
Mencap vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with learning disabilities.
If you're ready to embark on a rewarding career that truly makes a difference, apply now!

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