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Female Outreach Support Worker- Maybole

Job details
Posting date: 14 April 2021
Salary: £9.3 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 May 2021
Location: Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19
Company: Affinity Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: OPS01950-12203

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Summary

Introduction

We need a dedicated Female Support Worker to work with adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs in our Outreach service based in Maybole. This is part time position for 16 hours a week. 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.

Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010

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.

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.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and taking action to address inequality. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who is from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, anyone who considers themselves to have a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Affinity Trust is committed to being Disability Confident which is a scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

Be the difference, change lives!

Skills & Experience

Joining our team at Affinity Trust will allow you to make developments with your career in the Health and Social care sector; whilst contributing towards improving the quality of life for the people we support. You will need to be experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs including behaviour that challenge. This role will involve tasks associated with day-to-day living, which may include:

  • Personal Care
  • Household chores
  • Meal Preparation
  • Leisure Activities
  • Social Inclusion
  • Maintaining health and well-being

Being a driver is essential to be considered for this post. You will need to be able to work flexibly across a 7-day rota to include early morning, evenings, bank holidays and weekends.

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
  • Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions
  • 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
  • PVG paid for
  • Refer a friend scheme

*pro rata for part time staff

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

SSSC registration must be completed within the six month probation period.

Joining our team at Affinity Trust will allow you to make developments with your career in the Health and Social care sector; whilst contributing towards improving the quality of life for the people we support. You will need to be experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs including behaviour that challenge. This role will involve tasks associated with day-to-day living, which may include:

  • Personal Care
  • Household chores
  • Meal Preparation
  • Leisure Activities
  • Social Inclusion
  • Maintaining health and well-being

Being a driver is essential to be considered for this post. You will need to be able to work flexibly across a 7-day rota to include early morning, evenings, bank holidays and weekends.

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
  • Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions
  • 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
  • PVG paid for
  • Refer a friend scheme

*pro rata for part time staff

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

SSSC registration must be completed within the six month probation period.

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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