Support Worker (JobID:508)
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.
As a Support Worker you will play a key role in enabling the people we support to carry out all the tasks involved in daily life. This will involve supporting people with meal preparation, personal care and hygiene, managing their finances and their home. You will also support people to be as active as they want to be in their local community. Activities can be wide ranging from cookery to gardening, trips out to places of interest, art clubs or sports activities – You must be happy to participate in whatever that chosen activity is and to have fun.
We believe that the best support workers are the ones with the right attitude and values to do the job – this means even if you don’t have any experience of this kind of work if you are committed to doing your best for the people you support and never giving up on them, have passion, enthusiasm and drive you could be very successful in this role.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any experience of this kind of work as we provide all the training and support you need.
If you do have experience of supporting people, either in a work role or at home this role will give you the opportunity to use and develop your skills in an organisation committed to doing its best for the people we support.
As a Support Worker, as in any other roles, you will have good days and not so good ones. What we can say is that most days you will go home knowing you have made a difference to the person you are supporting.
As well as valuing the people we support we value our staff. We want you to have all the skills you need to support people in the best way possible so we provide all the training you need to do this (We pay you to attend all of 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 Team Leader and a Support Manager.
Holding a full UK manual driving licence is essential as there may be a requirement to drive the cars belonging to the people we support.
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