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Support Worker

Permanent East Midlands Jobs & Advice in Social Care
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Job Description

About Us

At Affinity Trust all of the people we support have a learning disability but many have associated health needs. The people supported at this location may have a physical disability, epilepsy, PICA and a diagnosis of autism.

Being a support worker means you are integral to the day to day lives of the people you support, helping them with various activities such as assistance with personal care, household chores, meal preparation, leisure activities, social inclusion and maintaining health and well-being. Many of the people we support have their own vehicles, enjoy regular trips, and holidays both in the UK and abroad.

We are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

Be the difference, change lives!

If you would like a fulfilling and flexible career that will make a difference to people apply today.

Job Summary and Duties

We need dedicated Support Workers to work with adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. You do not need experience, as we will fully train you to ensure you have all the skills needed to provide the very highest standard of support.Courses include medication administration, understanding autism, first aid and safeguarding. Training includes face–to-face sessions and e Learning courses. As part of the induction, process new Staff shadow experienced workers to gain greater insight in how to support each individual.

A comprehensive assessment and support process ensures Staff have all the information and guidance to support each individual.

We are recruiting Support Workers to work at a supported living complex in Loughborough, comprising of 10 flats with communal areas. The level of support varies between individuals, providing a varied shift pattern, in which no two days are the same. Shifts may start anytime from 7am, and will finish by 10pm. We are looking to recruit for both full and part time positions. To be a driver with access to your own car is essential.

Skills and Experience

You will need to be able to work flexibly across a 7 – day rota to include early mornings, evenings, bank holidays, weekends. In addition, waking nights and sleep-ins.
Support work offers you a chance to make a genuine difference to people’s lives and no day will be the same!

All our Support Workers complete shadow shifts before working with the people we support and those that have not previously worked in care will be supported with completing the Care Certificate.

We are looking for a Support Worker who has:
• The ability to relate to people with a variety of backgrounds
• The ability to work on your own and as part of a team
• A friendly and caring approach
• A professional, reliable and flexible attitude

To be successful in this role you will need to have:
• Excellent communication skills both verbally and written (IT skills are also highly desirable)
• Driver essential

All our Support Workers complete shadow shifts before working with the people we support and those that have not previously worked in care will be supported with completing the Care Certificate.

Benefits

Affinity trust don't just offer fun and rewarding careers but also a range of benefits:

* 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays), pro rata

* Competitive pension scheme

* Employee Assistant programme

* Occupational Health Support

* Paid for DBS

* Funded Training

*pro rata for part time staff

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.

.Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief

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