Female Support Worker - 16 hours, permanent, Ormskirk

Location: Ormskirk

Hours: 16

Salary: £8.91

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 18 May 2021

Vacancy Reference: REF-10I-LFCQTD4

Female Support Worker - 16 hours, permanent, Ormskirk

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 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 Scarisbrick, near Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Who do you support?
We support a lady who has a learning disability and lives alone due to her complex needs. She is non-verbal.

What activities do the people that we support at this property like to do?
The person we support enjoys going out in her car or spending time pottering around the house or garden.

Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
As a support team it would be important to maintain as much independence as possible, so it is important the support workers do not take away any of their independence and encourage new skills. A driver is desirable. 

What daily tasks to the people we support need help with?
- Due to the lady’s complex needs personal care is required which includes help with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene
- Daily finances and banking
- Health & hygiene needs

What is the team here or is it lone-working?
You will be lone working but will have access to a Team Leader and an experienced staff team around you during some shifts.

What are your shift patterns?
We are looking for someone who can work flexibly, including Saturdays. 

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.

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