Job | Flexible

Relief Support Worker


Carer Professions
£9.30 per hour + excellent benefits
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.

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!

We have immediate opportunities to provide vital support to people with a learning disability through this tough time. We're recruiting for Relief Support Workers in our Derry/Londonderry and Limavady Services.

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.

You need to have experience working in the care sector with people with autism and/or who have behaviours that challenge.  You will be supported by specialist bespoke training in advance to fully meet the needs of the individual. 

*All roles are subject to an enhanced Access NI check and suitable references, and registration with NISCC will be required if successful.

Job ID : 20785

Closing Date

Monday / 25 January 2021 11:59pm

Contact Details

17-19 Bishop Street
BT48 6PR
United Kingdom


NI Support Worker Job Description and Person spec (2)_0.pdf