Support Worker, Permanent, 30 hours / Rochdale (Driver)

Job details
Posting date: 24 January 2022
Salary: £9.5 per hour
Additional salary information: £9.50 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 06 February 2022
Location: Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 3ER
Company: Alternative Futures Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: REF-ZK-OTZZ5V3

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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.

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 Cutgate - Rochdale.

Who do you support?
The people you will be supporting have a learning disability. The people we support have great personalities and the two ladies are none verbal but are very capable in communicating in other ways.

Where do they live?
This vacancy is based in the Cutgate area, supporting 2 females and 1 male who live in their own home to which we pr3ovide support to.

What activities do the people that we support at this property like to do?
The people we support enjoy going out for lunch and drives out with staff, they also enjoy once a month going for a meal, they enjoy going to the cinema, walks out to the park, one of the ladies goes to a day centre twice a week. The male also enjoys time on his own he has a shed outside.

Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
We are looking for someone who can drive.

What is the team here or is it lone-working?
You will be lone working at times, but mainly be with our friendly existing staff team.

What are your shift patterns?
Flexible shifts include days, nights and weekends also one sleeps a week will be needed.

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.

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