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. 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.
Job Summary and Duties
Are you a support worker or somebody with a natural passion to care, and a desire to enable those who you support to achieve greater independence whilst obtaining career progression?
We are currently recruiting an enthusiastic team to join our new service opening in February 2021 based in Anstey, Leicester to support individuals with mental health needs, through a person-centred approach. Experience is non-essential as we do provide full training and support.
Our service in Anstey is a home for life for adults with mental health needs, where they can live an independent lifestyle. As a support worker, your role is to assist with teaching daily living skills and encourage an active lifestyle. This includes cooking, cleaning, managing medication and money. You will also assist individuals in building and maintaining relationships with their families.
Support work offers you a chance to make a genuine difference to people’s lives and no day will be the same!
Skills and Experience
Being a driver is desirable but not essential for this post.
In this role you will need to be able to work flexibly across a 7 - day rota to include early mornings, evenings, bank holidays, weekends. In addition, waking nights and sleep-ins. We also require you to be able to work split shifts.
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.
Affinity trust don't just offer fun and rewarding careers but also a range of benefits:
- 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays), pro rata
- Competitive pension scheme
- Employee Assistant programme
- Occupational Health Support
- Paid for DBS
- Funded Training
Be the difference, change lives.
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, which will be provided by Affinity Trust. 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.
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