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We are looking for positive and trustworthy individuals to join us as relief support workers in our service in Ilford, Essex.
If you are looking for a job where you can choose when to work and still be able to make a positive difference, then this is the job for you. We require Relief Support Workers to support adults with a learning disability. Shifts will vary and will be spread across the weekdays, weekends and bank holidays including mornings, afternoons, evenings, waking nights and sleep ins (sleep ins are paid at a competitive rate in-line with the national minimum wage).
The people you will be supporting love a variety of activities including music, watching television, dancing, shopping, baking, involving in meal preparation, art and craft, painting, gardening, socialising, going on day trips, cinema, being part of their community and can at times have a hectic schedule. All of the above play a significant part in their life.
As well as the team that support them, family members are very involved in support. Being social and having conversations about things that are of interest and daily life is something they truly value. However, crowded or noisy environment are not fun and that is something that some of the people we support find difficult to manage.
Indoor activities include music sessions, one to one interactive session, art and craft, painting, involving in meal preparation and laundry, life skills and television. We support a variety of people from different cultures so it would be helpful to have some cooking skills and idea's in this area. You should also be willing to support one of the individual we support using a hoist for transferring and support on wheel chair both at home and in the community. You will be provided with adequate training to enable you do you work confidently which include manual handling people which covers how to use a hoist, emergency first aid and more during your induction training.
If you would like to help support these elderly and sociable people, who have a wonderfully full and active life, please apply and tell us why you would be a fantastic addition to the team. We include the people that you will support during our selection process and we take a person centered approach to recruitment. You will need to be adaptable due to the complex needs of the service and the people we support.
Enhanced DBS is required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap (t&c apply)
Vacancy ref: 18078