Support Worker for Supported Living - 39 hours - Knutsford

Location: Knutsford

Hours: 39

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 17 July 2020

Vacancy Reference: REF-JE-NCKYISP

Support Worker for Supported Living - 39 hours - Knutsford

Being a Support Worker at AFG is a hugely rewarding role and could be your first step on a long and happy career in Health & Social Care. 

So, what does a Support Worker do?

We have a vision to create a world where people control their lives.  Here at AFG, we pride ourselves on helping the people we support to design, develop and ‘own’ the support they receive by planning this with them; we support people to make informed choices and increase their own independence; and we support people to maintain their own health, wellbeing and living environment.  These principles are really important to us.

Our Support Workers work in a variety of settings including community-based services (often supporting people in their own homes) to our Treatment & Recovery Centres. 

One thing that is common across all of our services is a focus on personalised support and tailoring our services to the needs and aspirations of the people we support with a diverse range of care needs (including Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Concerns, Complex Care, Substance Misuse issues to name a few). 

We value the people that work with us…

At AFG we recognise the contribution and value that our staff make.  We would not be able to provide the life changing support that we do without people like you!  In return for your contribution we will support you throughout your career and we provide a wide range of employee benefits, career development (including opportunities to undertake vocational qualifications) and lifestyle support services to ensure that you too feel supported, fulfilled and valued from day one of your employment with us.

About you…

There are a few things that we look for in all of our support workers; we would need you to…

  • be a good communicator (verbally and in writing)
  • be patient, confident and enthusiastic about caring for others
  • be able to use your own initiative
  • be able to work as part of a team
  • have flexibility to work a varied shift pattern to provide 24-hour support
  • share our AFG values

We don’t ask for any other relevant training or a previous career in care as full training will be provided – you just need a willingness to learn and develop.

As a ‘values based’ employer, the people that work for us genuinely care about the people they support, and we are seeking likeminded people to join our AFG family.  If you are passionate about caring for others and have a real desire to make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support then we would love to hear from you.

More about this vacancy...

 

We are excited to be putting together a new team to provide support to a person with Learning Disabilities based in Knutsford.

We are looking for Support Workers who embrace our values to provide person-centered support to enable this person to live a positive, independent life.

We are a digitally-progressive organisation and encourage the use of technology to facilitate more choice and independence. We are looking for digitally-minded Support Workers to help embed this approach and push it forwards. This may include voice-activated smart speakers, online calls and contact with family, online shopping and entertainment.

 

A typical day shift would be 8am to 8pm and duties may include:

  • Using public transport to go shopping, encouraging independent choice
  • Visiting parks and gardens for walks
  • Attending community activities such as gardening, painting and music
  • Supporting to visit family members
  • Assisting in preparing meals and clearing up or eating out at cafes and pubs
  • Supporting with personal care including dressing and personal hygiene
  • Supporting to keep the house clean and tidy

 

Support will be provided around the clock so shifts will include sleeps and weekends which will be shared evenly through the team.

 

If you think you can support someone in living a positive and independent life then we would love to hear from you.

 

Application process

  1. Complete the online application form and upload your CV
  2. Have an online interview with a Team Leader
  3. Complete pre-employment checks including references and DBS check.
  4. Complete on-line induction with coaching from a trainer.
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