Casual Support Worker - Winsford

Location: Winsford

Hours: 0

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Contract Type: Casual

Closing Date: 14 August 2020

Vacancy Reference: REF-JE-RXZVNUC

Casual Support Worker - Winsford

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.

Weaver Lodge Treatment and Recovery Centre in Winsford, Cheshire, is a twenty bedded Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre. Weaver Lodge specialises in the rehabilitation of people with severe and enduring mental health conditions. 

We aim to develop the skills to reintegrate successfully back into their communities with the support of a strong MDT, including an occupational therapist, Responsible Clinician and nursing team including support staff.

We pride ourselves on our community links and the support they give to ensure our service users can meet their vocational and community network needs to support them on discharge. 

Weaver Lodge has up to a two year pathway that promotes discharge from day one.  We have a full assessment route for both the nursing and occupational therapist team that is reviewed within the MDT and goals set in collaboration with the service user on a monthly basis. 

There are training opportunities for all staff including mental health awareness, care certificate and health and safety as well as on the job coaching and other external opportunities.

We offer regular supervisions and appraisals to ensure consistency and support is offered to our team.

Support Workers at Weaver Lodge will be involved in the delivery of the care pathway each person we support will undertake whilst assisting the nurses and therapy staff in their delivery of therapies.

Support Workers will also be involved in ensuring the safety and lifestyle structures of the people we support and will be fully trained in the appropriate specialities to carry out their duties. We are looking for Support Workers who are enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a Multi Disciplinary Team (such as nurses and therapists) with a common goal. 

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