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Bank Support Worker (Southampton)

Job details
Posting date: 26 January 2020
Salary: £8.75 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 February 2020
Location: Southampton, SO18
Company: Affinity Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: OPS01088-6431

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Summary

Introduction

We currently have exciting opportunities for Bank/Casual Support workers to join our new team in Southampton.

This is a great opportunity to be part of something new, supporting people with learning disabilities, who may be at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system to move into a new home within the Bittern area.

You will be involved from the start, ensuring the people supported are central to their journey, involved in choices and decisions about their new home, supported to build and maintain relationships with the people important to them and enabling empowerment and the opportunity for growth and development.

Previous experience or a background in this area would be an advantage.

This home is due to open February to March 2020.

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, mental health needs or behaviours that may challenge.

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.

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.

Be the difference, change lives! If you would like a fulfilling and flexible career that will make a difference to people.

Skills & Experience

No experience is necessary as we provide all the relevant training to enable you to provide excellent care to the people we support. A Bank Support Worker post with Affinity Trust is a varied and interesting role, our staff tell us that it "is fulfilling, fun and offers real opportunities to make a difference to people's lives!"

As a Bank Support Worker you will be working with people with a range of support needs; people who have a learning disability, but may also be on the autistic spectrum, have physical disabilities or associated health needs such as epilepsy, dementia or mental health needs.

As a bank support worker you will play a key role in enabling the people you support to carry out all of the daily living tasks involved in everyday life. That could be helping someone to live independently within their own home and activities such as:

  • Shopping
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Personal are, i.e. helping people to bathe
  • Physical support, such as moving with a hoist or wheelchair

We need bank staff who are able to work shifts, for example waking nights, day and evening shifts, sleep-ins etc.

If you are patient with a good sense of humour and enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same then apply today!

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:

  • You will accrue annual leave (including bank holidays) based on the number of hours worked

  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual

  • Contributory pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)

  • Employee assistance scheme programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life’s issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)

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

No experience is necessary as we provide all the relevant training to enable you to provide excellent care to the people we support. A Bank Support Worker post with Affinity Trust is a varied and interesting role, our staff tell us that it "is fulfilling, fun and offers real opportunities to make a difference to people's lives!"

As a Bank Support Worker you will be working with people with a range of support needs; people who have a learning disability, but may also be on the autistic spectrum, have physical disabilities or associated health needs such as epilepsy, dementia or mental health needs.

As a bank support worker you will play a key role in enabling the people you support to carry out all of the daily living tasks involved in everyday life. That could be helping someone to live independently within their own home and activities such as:

  • Shopping
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Personal are, i.e. helping people to bathe
  • Physical support, such as moving with a hoist or wheelchair

We need bank staff who are able to work shifts, for example waking nights, day and evening shifts, sleep-ins etc.

If you are patient with a good sense of humour and enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same then apply today!

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:

  • You will accrue annual leave (including bank holidays) based on the number of hours worked

  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual

  • Contributory pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)

  • Employee assistance scheme programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life’s issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)

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

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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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