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Are motivated to have fun, not give up and come up with new ideas to try new things. Then we have got the job for you!

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, outgoing person to support 11 people in Askern to live a fulfilled and happy life. You will be part of a positive and supportive team who are motivated by the people we support in a person centred way. You will have the ability to work flexibly across the week days, weekends and bank holidays depending on your availability and the hours being offered to you. Shifts vary including mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights. Flexibility is therefore essential for us to be able to meet the needs of the people we support.

The person specification below for this role has been developed with needs of the person who will be supported by the successful applicant. The selection process will use this criterion to match not only skills and experience but also hobbies and interests of applicants with the people being supported.

We are looking for someone to have the following skills:

  • confidence
  • able to support flexibly both in the day and at night
  • excellent people skills with the ability to recognise the signs of anxiety quickly as well as demonstrating patience and a calm approach in difficult and fast changing situations
  • ability to follow the guidance within support plans and work with your fellow professionals
  • strong team player, valuing the people you work with and communicating well with them
  • a great sense of humour and can handle a bit of banter
  • creative and sociable – in particular you like to chat and pay interest in what others have to say
  • good cooking/baking skills and have the ability to help teach new skills.
  • ability to promote healthy living and enjoy walks around the lake and to go swimming
  • ability to use your initiative and come up with new ideas and places to visit and new things to do
  • ability to drive, with good knowledge of the Doncaster and surrounding areas
  • 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.

    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!

    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.

    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 amazing benefits alongside our competitive pay.

    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.

  • Personal care – helping people to get ready for the day and assisting with bathing, showering and using the bathroom.
  • Supporting people to live independently – budget management, paying bills, house work, organising appointments and cooking delicious healthy meals.
  • Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting the person 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.
  • How will Mencap support you in your role?

  • A good induction to help get you started.
  • Specific Positive Behaviour Training
  • Good career development with specialist training.
  • Shape Your Future development programme.
  • Opportunity to be recognised as part of our ‘Top Talent’ scheme.
  • Be part of a great team helping to do some great things for people with a Learning Disability.
  • Be part of the Royal Mencap Society.
  • If you can work in a people orientated role, are a caring person who enjoys enabling people to achieve their life goals and aspirations we would love to hear from you. Experience within the care sector is an advantage but not a necessity as full training will be provided.

    A Mencap support worker said “I love my job. Being part of people developing and learning new skills gives me a real feeling of achievement”

    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 directgov website.

    No two days are never the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered!

    *All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

    Job ID: 22422

    Benefits

    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 Mencap Extras
  • Annual leave entitlement based on hours accrued
  • 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
  • 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.

    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.

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