Relief Support Worker - Sheldon, Birmingham

£14,625 per annum
08 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Description

Are you extremely passionate about supporting people who have a Learning Disability?

Do you think you have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of others?

If you have answered YES to the questions above and you want to contribute to your local community, Mencap has something for you!

Mencap are currently recruiting Relief Support Workers to work in and around the Sheldon area!

The People we support

You will be providing support to people who are active and full of life and assisting them in their day to day tasks. We are looking for people who can understand the needs of the people we support and enable them to achieve their goals. All of our people have their very own unique traits and character which makes them special and a joy to work with. The people we support need help with personal care, medication, finances and with daily living skills.

Each and everyone that you will be supporting love a variety of activities including walks, theatre trips, bowling, flower arranging and going out for a curry…so you will need to be someone who enjoys being out and about…

We would also ask that you actively promote independence and involve the people you are supporting by giving them choices and including them in decisions about the activities that they take part in and encouraging them to try new things.

So if you are creative and enthusiastic and can provide dynamic and creative ways to engage and involve people with in their home and out in the community. Please keep reading and apply today!!

Working hours

Although this is a relief position, we are looking for people who are flexible and can work during the week and on weekends. The general shift patterns include but not limited to 7:30am - 3pm, 2pm - 9:30pm and waking night shifts are from 9:00pm - 8:00am. Please note these shift patterns may differ slightly throughout the services, nevertheless this would always be communicated in a timely manner.

Want to get involved?

At Mencap we provide all of our staff with outstanding training and development to be able to provide a high level of care to the people we support… All we ask is that you have a genuine passion for helping people to live a happier more independent life!!

So, if this sounds like the idea role for you, Mencap would love to hear from you ASAP… so don`t delay and click and apply today!!

*An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Mencap (T&Cs apply).


We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • Amazing Induction from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap extras
  • 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

*T&Cs apply based on contract

About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You`ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We`ll ask a lot of you - but you`ll get back so much more. With us, it`s never `just a job`.

Support workers have a massive impact on the lives of the people they support. You can help us to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability here and now.

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