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Part-Time Support Worker - Beccles

Mencap

Job Description

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We are looking for a highly motivated relief Support workers with person-centred values who can support people with various needs a learning disability for our service in Beccles and surrounding areas. The candidate would be preferable to have a driving license and car, as they would need to travel to various places where people live in the community

So, what will I be doing?

As a Relief Support Worker, you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of care that will enormously contribute to the people we support, living a more comfortable, dignified, independent and happy life.

This will include:

  • Personal care - helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering, and using the bathroom.
  • Administering medication, supporting with finances, helping with housework, organizing appointments, and cooking delicious healthy meals.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Shopping
  • Supporting in the community
  • Activities in the home.
  • Laundry and Ironing
  • Housework

The finer details...

We have a service in Beccles, and we also support people in the community various ages physical needs and Learning Disabilities.

No two days will be the same and having a passion for caring is a must. It is important that you can find creative ways to engage with the people you will be supporting to help remove barriers and empower the individuals to learn new skills.

Everyone has their own personality, hobbies, and interests that they enjoy.

We put the people we support at the heart of Mencap. We are only looking for committed people, as continuity and routine is essential for the people we support.

It is essentialthat you are calm and approachable but possess the ability to be assertive when the situation requires. We are looking for people that are flexible and are drivers to be able to work across services.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate,

Working hours

Flexibility is a must for this role as you will need to be available weekdays, evenings, bank holidays, sleep-ins

As a Relief Support worker Shift times can vary from a 7am start through to a 10pm finish. Wake nights start at 9pm and finish at 7am. Sleep in may start at 3-22 and finish at 9am

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!

Job ID: 25080

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the direct gov website.

Benefits

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to peoples lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 22 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing to 24 days from April 2023
  • Annual leave increases with long service up to 27 days per year plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme
  • Loans for debt consolidation,bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% 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
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

Youll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but youll get back so much more. With us, it is never just a job.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Apply now

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