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Mental Health Support Worker required for 20 hours/week for new service in Warrington

Job details
Posting date: 03 May 2022
Salary: £9.9 per hour
Additional salary information: £9.90 for hours worked
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 19 May 2022
Location: Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7TD
Company: Alternative Futures Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: REF-XW-T8YAO1O

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Summary

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.

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 are opening a new service in Warrington and are looking for a team of people to undertake this new and exciting challenge.

Where is this vacancy based?
This vacancy is based in Sankey, Warrington.

Who do you support?
We support people with mental health illness and complex needs in shared accommodation.

Where do they live?
It is a 6-bedroom property in the centre of town, easily accessed by public transport.

What would a typical shift be like?
You will be working to help provide daily structure through work and/or attending educational courses, helping to access the community to attend activities such as swimming, day centres and develop positive social connections and family relationships. You will provide support in a variety of ways including directly and emotionally. There is a big kitchen and developing or rebuilding cooking skills will part of each day.


Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
Cooking skills would be very beneficial as would having a drivers license but these are not essential. Specialised training will be provided in enhanced safeguarding, ligaturing, self-harm and substance misuse.


What is the team here or is it lone-working?
A large team will be supporting this service and you will all work together to develop support plans etc.


What are your shift patterns?
We need people who can be flexible in their hours as we provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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 post requires the post holder to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the proposed date of 1st April 2022, unless clinically exempt.

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