SVC-2053 Tinling Close, SW, 39 Hours, Perm x1 Driver Essential

Job details
Posting date: 17 May 2023
Salary: £11.0 per hour
Additional salary information: £11.00 for worked hours
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 30 May 2023
Location: Prescot, Merseyside, L34 5QX
Company: Alternative Futures Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: REF-134-NL2E5W6

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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.

Your pay - between 4th April 2022 and 31st March 2023, our Support Workers will receive a rate equivalent to £9.90 per hour for all worked hours. This will be made up of the National Living Wage rate of £9.50, plus for any worked hours an addition top-up in your hourly rate of £0.40 to take total hourly equivalent for all worked hours to £9.90. On top of this, any colleagues who work above an average of 39 hours per week in any pay period will receive an additional 10p per hour for worked hours above this level taking hourly earnings up to £10.00 per hour for those shifts (this additional top-up will apply between 4th April 2022 and 31st March 2023).

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 Prescot / Liverpool.

Who do you support?
We support 3 gents who all have learning disabilities and one who has motability issues and is non-verbal and has cerebral palsy he requires full personal care. Two of the people supported likes to be as independent as possible they are very enthusiastic and likes to actively engage with other people in the local community. They like socializing, going to disco’s/social events, church groups, and doing art & Crafts One Gentleman likes to go out daily for a drive or a local walk likes watching movies and doing arts and crafts.

Where do they live?
Tinling has a self-contained ground floor flat, attached to a two bedroom house it is in the Prescot area of Liverpool located in a quiet close.

ABOUT THE LAYOUT - To the front of the building is a lockable gate an at the side of the building, leading to a car parking area for two Really close to all Local amenities within the prescot

What would a typical shift be like?
At the start of a day shift, you'll help with personal care for the 3 gents first and medication. That can be a range of things from helping to choose clothes to assisting with bathing and shaving. Then it's off to breakfast for one person we have to prepare his breakfast and the other two will prepare there breakfast for themselves they will wash there dishes and then you'll support with tidying up and chores around the house. Normally there will be one-to-one time for all the gents and we'll go out into the community, or to an activity. You may support them out for lunch or you will support and encourage them to make there own lunch. In the afternoon it's pretty chilled out with the tv on, cups of tea and biscuits they like to watch movies on Netflix. During the summer if its nice they do like to sit out in the garden and also might have there meals out there and do a bit of gardening. You will support with making the evening meal assist with personal care and medication then handover to the Sleep in staff.

What activities do the people that we support at this property like to do?
All 3 Gents like to watch movies on Netflix one services user likes to take himself to his room and loves to listen to his music they all love days out on there own or as a group they like to go on short holidays. One gent loves the outdoors and is happiest going for long drives out to wales and loves going to Southport to the arcades. Another gent likes to go visiting markets he also love pottering around the garden he loves watering the plants of a evening

Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
We have a mobility car at the property so ideally we would like someone who can drive. We often attend different groups through the week so we would love for someone who would get involved with the arts and crafts that we do. We need someone who has basic cooking skills and if you can bake cakes the guys would be delighted as they love cake. We would love someone who is not to loud but has a great sense of humour and love to watch movies.

What daily tasks to the people we support need help with?

- Daily finances and banking
- Household chores including food preparation
- Managing a tenancy; reporting property issues to the landlord
- Communication
- Accessing the community
- Moving and handling
- Medication management
- Building social & lifestyle skills
- Health & hygiene needs
- Personal care

What is the team here or is it lone-working?
You will be part of an experienced team who will help you to settle in and learn new skills. You will work as a team during the day and there are 2 people on the sleep shift so you would never be lone working and there is a Team Leader on call at all times.

What are your shift patterns?
Days - 07:15 - 22:15 Days - 07:15 - 16:15 Late shift 13:15 - 22:15 Sleep shift 22:15 - 07:15

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.

This vacancy is based in Prescot / Liverpool. We support 3 gents who all have learning disabilities and one who has motability issues and is non-verbal and has cerebral palsy he requires full personal care. Two of the people supported like to be as independent as possible they are very enthusiastic and like to actively engage with other people in the local community. They like socializing, going to disco’s/ social events, church groups, and doing art & Crafts. One Gentleman likes to go out daily for a drive or a local walk, he likes watching movies and doing arts and crafts too. Please click title to find out more.

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