Relief Support Worker - Derry/Londonderry

Closing date: 
3 Sep 2017
Mencap, Learning Disability, Support, Support Worker, Caring, Inclusive, Trustworthy, Positive, Challenging

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 really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

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’.

In return for your hard work and passion we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference?  Do you have any free time? Would you like to have fun and earn a little bit of extra cash at the same time?

We are looking for caring and active individuals to join our team as a Relief Support Worker. If you’re passionate about your community, and the welfare of local people this role is ideal for you.

Are you a good communicator? Understanding of other’s needs? Are you the type of person that thrives when helping others to achieve something new or to build their independence? The tenants in our new Derry/Londonderry services are looking for a team of support workers who will support them with these support needs as well as settling in to their new homes, accessing their community and maintain relationships with their family and friends.

You will be working as part of a team based at the service to support the tenants to look after themselves and their home, the level of support provided will vary depending on each individual’s needs.

Experience within the care sector is an advantage but not essential as we will give you all the training needed to be able to start your new and rewarding career. Your shifts will cover mornings, evenings, and sleep-ins/waking nights including bank holidays as part of a rota. 

These roles require you to be motivated, have excellent communication skills as well as proven experience of working effectively within a team.

An enhanced disclosure check and registration with NISCC will be required if successful. To apply please complete an application form on our website

If you’re really keen to make a change  and work in challenging but very much so rewarding environment, please click the ‘Apply’ button to begin the application process. We very much look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like more information about or Relief Support Worker role, then please get in touch and quote job reference: 9780

*An enhanced Access NI check 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.

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*
  • Amazing Induction from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme*
  • 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 Mencapextras
  • 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&C's apply based on contract

Closing date:
3 Sep 2017 09:00
Job Information
Part time
1 hours per week
Contact Information
Scarlet Cooke
BT48 6PR
01733 246699