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Support Worker (West Malling)

Job details
Posting date: 27 February 2020
Salary: £8.5 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 March 2020
Location: West Malling, ME19
Company: Affinity Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: OPS00890-6374

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Summary

Introduction

We need experienced Support Workers to work with adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. This is also a great opportunity for carers (HCAs) looking to work in a different setting, who can transfer their skills.

We currently have opportunities to join our team in West Malling, Kent

About Us

At Affinity Trust all of the people we support have a learning disability but many have associated health needs, dementia, physical disabilities, profound and multiple learning disability or mental health needs.

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.

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.

Skills & Experience

You will need to be able to work shifts as part of a flexible rota including some weekends and bank holidays.

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.

Benefits

As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)*
  • Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)
  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
  • Occupational Health support
  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual
  • Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Refer a friend scheme

*pro rata for part time staff

Opportunity to earn additional pay through overtime, where available.

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

You will need to be able to work shifts as part of a flexible rota including some weekends and bank holidays.

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.

As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)*
  • Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)
  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
  • Occupational Health support
  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual
  • Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Refer a friend scheme

*pro rata for part time staff

Opportunity to earn additional pay through overtime, where available.

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

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

Disability Confident
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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