Salary: £8.91 Per Hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 12 May 2021
Vacancy Reference: REF-ZK-RV9ZAFB
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.
We asked the Team Leader to tell us more about this role and the amazing person that we need to work here.
This vacancy is based in Wilmslow.
We support 2 gentlemen who have a learning disability of autism and can present with challenging behaviour if not supported in a consistent manner.
The people we support are very pleased to meet new people and enjoy constant interaction. They are interested in the great outdoors and have a love for long walks, visiting new places and attractions in the local area including National trust areas. They like to go to the cinema, have an active lifestyle, enjoy food and eating and going on a road trip to visit somewhere new and exciting.
We are looking for someone who can drive.
You will be lone working at times with other shifts working alongside a very experienced but small, friendly team existing staff team.
The usual shift patterns are 9am start till 10pm then a sleep and 2 hours the following day, there are also day and evening shifts to facilitate 1:1 support on activities.
We hope it 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.