Support Worker

Recruiter
Affinity Trust
Location
Southend-on-Sea
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
15 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Support Worker

Here at Affinity Trust, we are dedicated to support people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want to. We are a national charity providing person-centred support across the whole of England and Scotland. We are extremely proud to have been doing this for the last 25 years during which time we have empowered thousands of people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.

Be the difference, change lives! If you would like a fulfilling and flexible career that will make a difference to people, read on

Position: Support Worker
Location: Southend, Essex
Contract type: Full time, Part time and bank hour's available
Hours: Up 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £7.95 per hour
Benefits: 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service), competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%), childcare vouchers, employee assistance programme, 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 *pro rata for part time staff plus access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership

Closing Date 30 April 2018

About the Role:

We are looking for Full Time, Part Time and Bank Staff to join us.

In this role you will be working in a Supported Living service or Outreach service

On a daily basis we empower people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.

We work with people who have a range of support needs and our focus is always on the individual and how best to support them to live the type of life they wish to live, to have fun and make memories!

We also support people who have a learning disability, who may also be on the autism spectrum, have physical disabilities, complex needs, associated health needs such as epilepsy or mental health needs or dementia.

Some of the people we support may at times show that they are unhappy through their behaviour. This can be a way for them to control their environment when they are unable to communicate their hopes, needs and fears.

You will work as part of a team to support them to make structured changes to their life to achieve a positive outcome.

We always base our support on the specific needs, choices and aspirations of the individual following our principles of person-centred support.

About You:

Experience in a similar role or an understanding of autism and complex behaviour would be an advantage but not essential.

We genuinely believe that if you have a positive attitude and values that align with our own we can train you on the rest!

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.

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

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Care Worker, Learning Disabilities, Not for Profit, Social Care, Healthcare, Volunteer, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant, Community Care, Healthcare Assistant, Vulnerable People, Social Worker etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960501746

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