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We are looking to recruit Relief Support Workers to join our dedicated team in Truro.

A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role. This is due to the public transport in the area not being suitable for the shift patterns.

For some people, other commitments make it difficult to commit to a full or part time Support Worker position – that’s where the Relief Support Worker role comes in! It gives you the flexibility to choose the shifts you want to do, based on the needs of the service.

The people we support have high support levels, as a Relief Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the people within the service, living a more comfortable and happy life.

Shift patterns include 07.00 – 14.00, 14.00 – 21.00 and/or long days as well as waking nights from 21.00 – 07.00 or 08.00 – being a Relief Support Worker means you can cover the shifts that most suit you!

What does a Support Worker do?

The people at our residential care home have higher needs and therefore more support. They have various learning disabilities, dementia, visual impairments and other complex healthcare requirements.

Day to day tasks will include, assisting the people we support to be as independent as possible yet providing encouragement with household chores, cooking, grocery shopping and understanding their finances. Personal care and medication administering are a daily occurrence so you must be comfortable with this.

This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for a friendly and energetic environment to work in. The best thing is anyone can do it, as long as you have positive mindset and attentive at all times. Full training will be provided. 

If you’re looking for a challenging but rewarding role, please apply!

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: 22531


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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