Salary: £8.91 per hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 18 May 2021
Vacancy Reference: REF-10I-O9WJ4K4
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.
There are a few things that we look for in all of our support workers; we would need you to…
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 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 Heysham area of Morecambe.
Who do you support?
We support one lady with a learning disability and some mobility issues. She is non-verbal and in her 70's.
What activities does the person that we support at this property like to do?
She is very active still and goes out numerous times a day to various local cafes, walks and drives and shopping. She is a vibrant personality despite being non-verbal.
Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
She likes staff supporting her to be female only and we need someone who can drive.
What daily tasks does the person 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
- Medication management
- Building social & lifestyle skills
- Health & hygiene needs
What is the team here or is it lone-working?
You will be lone working at all times and handover to next staff coming on duty. However, the team know the lady’s needs well and also have an experienced team leader who is available at all times during normal working hours and access to 24-hour on call.
What are your shift patterns?
The usual shift patterns are 10am-10pm, sleep over, 7am-10am and may include some day shifts also.
We hope this has given you more insight into this role and we hope to see your application soon.
Please note our Support Workers are contracted by area therefore flexibility is essential to work in other services where required.