Support Worker (job ref : 648)
Would you like to make a difference? Could you help someone to make the most of their lives? The Affinity Trust support people with learning disabilities as it believes that every adult has the right to own an independent and fulfilling life. They are a national charity that provide high-quality personalised support for over 700 adults with learning disabilities and autism. Helping them to live a worthwhile life is their main goal.
If you are passionate about supporting people and enthusiastic about supporting others to achieve their goals we want to hear from you.
We support a lady and a gentleman near Eye in Suffolk who enjoy getting out and about in the local area. We are looking for you who can drive and who is committed to supporting these people to achieve their wishes and goals in life.
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate that you are a good listener who is able to set and maintain clear boundaries. You will need to be able to motivate and be consistent in the way you provide support.
An understanding of autism and complex behaviours would be an advantage. The lady is wheelchair bound and needs a hoist to move her, so previous experience of using a hoist would be an advantage although full training will be given.
This role involves personal care. You will need to be very confident in lone working situations.
Supporting people with learning disabilities can be challenging and it is also extremely rewarding. If you are looking for a role where you can really make a difference to people’s lives, apply today.
Previous experience in supporting people, either in a paid or unpaid capacity, would be advantageous. We are looking for people who are committed, enthusiastic and willing to learn. We will provide you with all the training and support you need.
We value our staff as well as we value the people we support. We want you to have all the skills you need to support people in the best possible way so we provide all the training you need to do this (We pay you to attend all the training). We can support you to achieve recognised qualifications in Social Care.
You will work closely with the rest of your team, supported by a Senior Support Worker and/or a Team Leader and a Support Manager
Working hours: Full time (up to 37.5 hours per week)
Salary: Up to £14,317 pa plus 10% enhancements (pro rata for part time)
Benefits: 28 days annual leave entitlement including bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), free DBS check, paid training and development, salary enhancements for weekends and bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, employee assistance scheme.
If you want to help people to have a sense of meaningful life, please send your updated cv to firstname.lastname@example.org