Experienced Male Support Worker

Posted 9 February by Affinity Trust

Be the difference, change lives!

We're looking for experienced male Support Workers to join our team in Snettisham, supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs in their own home. Experience required due to some challenging needs in this location.

Being a driver with access to a car is essential for this role.

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 that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Sleep in shift and bank holiday payment enhancements
  • Enhanced overtime of 15% on hours over 37.5 per week
  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline)
  • 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 (earning up to £400!)

*pro rata for part time staff

Role & Responsibilities

  • Support people with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, cleaning, shopping, meal prep, personal care etc.
  • Support people socially and to enjoy various hobbies and activities, like swimming or cycling
  • Develop outcome based support plan, risk assessment and person centered plan with the person supported and review and develop regularly
  • Assist with volunteering or employment opportunities
  • Enable person supported to develop new and maintain old friendships and relationships
  • Administer medication where required
  • Support with holidays, trips and days out and much much more

What we look for

  • You will need to be able to work flexibly which will include early mornings, evenings, bank holidays, weekends waking nights and sleep in shifts. An additional payment is paid per sleep in shift completed.
  • Being a driver is essential for this position
  • Candidates that are adventurous, friendly, encouraging, supportive, respectful, and resourceful

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Application question

Do you have a full UK driving license and access to a car?

Reference: 41406394

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