Relief Support Workers - Islington
£10.55 per hour plus excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
14 Oct 2019
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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.
You'll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you'll 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.
Do you want to make a positive difference to people's lives?
We are looking to recruit Relief Support Worker's to join our dedicated team of support staff within our Islington Service.
The individuals we support require support with personal care, medication, finances and daily living tasks. They require someone who can understand their needs and support them to achieve their goals. All the people we support have their own unique traits and characteristics which make them special and a joy to work with.
They need someone who can provide active support by giving them choices, including them in the decisions and promoting their independence.
The people we support enjoy a variety of activities including walks, horse riding, pottery, swimming, shopping, socialising, going on days out and going to the cinema. They love to be out and about in their community. Indoor activities include life skills, cooking, horticulture, art sessions and indoor entertainment. We need someone who is able to connect with people while adding new and meaningful activities.
The individuals we support require someone who is active, creative and enthusiastic and can provide dynamic and creative ways to engage and involve people with in their home and out in the community. All of the above play a significant part in their life.
We proactively seek involvement from family members. Being social and doing things that are of interest is something they truly value. However, for some, crowded social settings are not fun and that is something that some of the people we support find difficult to manage. People are vulnerable in the community and in their own home and require all staff to be vigilant when it comes to their safety and wellbeing.
As a support worker, flexibility is key for both yourself and for the service as you will need to be able to work across a range of weekdays and weekends and shift patterns, including some sleep in shifts (Payment for sleep ins is competitive and compliant with National Living Wage requirements). We realise that your quality time is important too, so your rota is prepared well in advance.
The role of a Support Worker can be very challenging at times so it is essential to have a positive mind-set with a desire to improve the lives of those with a learning disability. You will need to be quick thinking and able to commit to changes.
In return for your hard work we will support you through our award winning training to help you progress in your career with us! Driving is desirable for this role. However, not essential.
Within the additional information section, we have included profiles for the service you will work in. This will give you a better understanding of the role requirements.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you explaining why you will be a fantastic addition to the team!!
Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate. (Paid for by Mencap, T&Cs apply)
Job Reference: 17939
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people's lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.
* Flexibility to work the hours you choose
* 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 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
* Access to award winning training and development
*T&C's apply based on contract
Additional Information Role Profile Apply