Support Worker (Charity / Learning Disabilities) .
A great opportunity to work somewhere that is fulfilling, fun and offers real opportunities to make a difference to people's lives!
Affinity Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £8.24 per hour
Benefits: Enhancements for Weekends and Bank Holidays, additional payment for Sleep Ins where required, 28 days annual leave (increasing with service) inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), contributory pension scheme, excellent training and development opportunities, childcare vouchers, employee assistance scheme and occupational health support.
About the Role:
The role of a Support Worker with Affinity Trust involves supporting each person to live the life they want within the community in which they live, to build positive relationships and to reach their potential. A Support Worker post with Affinity Trust is a varied and interesting role, which their staff tell them "is fulfilling, fun and offers real opportunities to make a difference to people's lives!"
As a support worker you will be supporting people with Learning disabilities who may also have additional health needs. As part of your role you will be supporting people with personal care, and at times intimate personal care, so they are looking for people who are able to demonstrate dignity and respect for the individuals they are supporting, whilst promoting independence.
The people you will be supporting enjoy taking part in a variety of activities and hobbies including Gardening, shopping, theatre trips and days out/holidays, and you will be supporting them to access these as well as looking for other opportunities people may like to try.
You will need to have excellent communication and be able to use a range of skills to support people who may have little or no verbal communication, to enable them to actively participate in choices about their life. Some of the people you will work with may have behaviours that challenge and so you will need to be able to be creative and flexible in your approach to support people through good days and bad days.
You will need to work flexibly and participate in shift work, including weekends and Bank holidays
They Value People:
Affinity Trust value the people they support and they value their staff. They want you to have all the skills you need to support people in the best way possible so they provide all the training you need to do this. They will pay for all required courses and for you to attend all the required training.
They will support you to achieve the qualifications and experience you need to further your career with them.
Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within their 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, Bank Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Care Worker, Learning Disabilities, Community Care, Not For Profit, Voluntary Sector, Vulnerable People, Care Assistant, Social Worker etc.
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