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…
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.
Your pay – between 1st April 2023 and 31st March 2024, our Support Workers will receive a rate equivalent to £11.00 per hour for all worked hours. This will be made up of the National Living Wage rate of £10.42 per hour – plus between 1st April 2023 and 31st March 2024 you will receive an additional top-up in your hourly rate for any worked hours of £0.58 – this will take your total hourly equivalent for all worked hours to £11.00 per hour – Our top-up payments are made in arrears.
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 huyton .
Who do you support?
Two ladies live in house and one gent lives in adjoining flat, who all have learning disabilities.
They all have good mobility even though one of the ladies does have her own mobility car.
One lady is none verbal. They all like to be out and about on a daily basis, shopping meals out discos cinema bowling. All a very active bunch
Where do they live?
Two bedroom detached house with one bedroom flat attached front drive way private back garden. The property is just off knowsley lane
What would a typical shift be like?
They would be working alongside another member of staff and be supporting with activities this maybe one to one activities and also some shared activities. supporting with finances medication and personal care
What activities do the people that we support at this property like to do?
discos cinema bowling meals out shopping
Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
to be active and like to be out and about on a regular basis
What is the team here or is it lone-working?
you be mostly on shift with another member of staff, although there will be times when lone working will be needed
What are your shift patterns?
shifts patterns may be different and must be flexible to work alongside chosen activities of people supported
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.
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