Relief Support Worker, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Barnsley, United Kingdom
2d ago

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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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!

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, positive person to support a number of adults in Barnsley with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.

All of the people in this service need support to maintain their tenancies and live in individual flats. Support workers in this service may need to travel to separate locations within the day, but these are within walking distance.

We are working to make our recruitment as person centred as we can. The person specification document attached for this role has been developed with the help of the people who will be supported by the successful applicant.

The selection process will use this criteria to match not only skills and experience but also hobbies and interests of applicants with the people being supported.

It is likely that the final decision on the success of your application will be decided by the people you will be supporting, and their families.

Could this be you?

What people like and admire about you

  • Inclusive People we support are at the heart of everything you do. You include people we support in decisions about there own lives including person centred planning, recruitment of new staff and reviews of support.
  • Trustworthy When you promise to do something, you don’t let people down. Once you lose the trust of a person we support it is difficult to regain that trust.
  • Caring You treat everyone with respect and kindness. You promote a caring attitude to the people we support especially when they require emotional support.
  • Challenging You encourage people we support to challenge things that aren’t fair. You challenge bad practice and discrimination.
  • Positive You have a positive attitude when providing support and believe in a better future for the service and the people we support.
  • What’s important to you

  • You can make positive relationships with the people we support and support them to enhance their lifestyle and wellbeing.
  • You want a job that is rewarding. Working with the people we support in Barnsley can be very rewarding when setting and achieving goals, to build and maintain skills.
  • Being active in the community. The people we support like to be active in the community and like to be supported on a range of activities such as Cinema, Theatre, Football, F1 racing and trips to the pub for a meal and a drink.
  • We also support individuals to find voluntary work and may need support to attend their Job.

  • Opportunity to work with a range of unique adults who have different types of disabilities.
  • Working as part of a great staff team who work well together in the best interests of the people we support.
  • Being able to use your own initiative and have good common sense to complete tenancy related tasks such as cooking, cleaning, paying bills, supporting to health appointments.
  • 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
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