Support Worker, Permanent, 30 hours / Rochdale

Location: Rochdale

Hours: 30

Salary: 9.50 Per Hour

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 03 February 2022

Vacancy Reference: REF-ZK-IJOQMQO

Support Worker, Permanent, 30 hours / Rochdale

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.

This post requires the post holder to be fully (or partially) vaccinated against Covid-19, unless clinically exempt. 

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 asked the Team Leader to tell us more about this role and the amazing person that we need to work here.

Where is this vacancy based?
This vacancy is based in Rochdale.

Who do you support?
We support 3 gentlemen and 1 lady with learning disabilities. All people supported are young and active.

Where do they live?
The property is a 5 bedroomed detached bungalow with large private garden.

What would a typical shift be like?
At the start of a day shift, you'll help with all aspects of personal care with a second staff member for the 1 gent. That can be a range of things from helping to choose clothes to assisting with bathing and shaving. There will be 3 staff on most days to support with 1-1 activities i person supported likes to go out for a drive and pick a costa coffee up everyone is supported or prompted with tidying up and personal hygiene staff support with shopping and each person will take it in turn to go and do this, support is needed with cooking and any preparation

What activities do the people that we support at this property like to do?
All 3 gents are into football and rugby and there is a lot of banter around this. All 4 people supported like to play on their Playstations. In good weather everyone likes to go on a day out together.

Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
There are 2 mobility cars at this property so a driver is essential and 1 gentleman would like to go swimming in better weather.

We need someone who has basic cooking skills and a good sense of humour is also essential!

What daily tasks to the people we support need help with?

Daily finances and banking

Household chores including food preparation

Managing a tenancy

Reporting property issues to the landlord


Accessing the Community

Moving and handling

Building social & lifestyle skills

Medication management

Health & hygiene needs

Personal care

What is the team here or is it lone-working?
There will usually be 3 staff on throughout the day. You will part of an experienced team who will help you to settle in and learn new skills. You will work as a team during the day and be lone-working during the sleep shift but with a Team Leader on call at all times.

We hope it has given you more insight into this role and we hope to see your application soon.

Find out more about the people we support in Rochdale by watching the video below.



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