We have opportunities for bank support staff to join us supporting a young man with learning disabilities to prepare to move into his new home near Taunton in Somerset.
Please note that full time and part time opportunities will be available in the New Year also, once his move is complete.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the next step in this young man’s journey as he gets ready to move into his new home in the New Year. You will be supporting with all aspects of daily living skills but you will need to be an active individual and have a passion for the outdoors as this young man enjoys running.
Although previous experience is desirable, it is not essential.
Being a driver, with access to a car for work purposes, is essential for this role as you will be required to support this young man with accessing the local and wider community as part of his support and transition. Mileage paid at 0.43p per mile.
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.
Being a support worker means you are integral to the day to day lives of the people you support, helping them with various activities such as assistance with personal care, household chores, meal preparation, leisure activities, social inclusion and maintaining health and well-being.
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.
Be the difference, change lives!
If you would like a fulfilling and flexible career that will make a difference to people apply today.
Skills & Experience
You will need to be able to work flexibly across a 7 – day rota to include early shifts (7am-2.30pm) and late shifts (2.30pm-10pm), occasional bank holidays and weekends. In addition sleep-in shifts will be part of this working rota.
Support work offers you a chance to make a genuine difference to people’s lives and no day will be the same!
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.
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, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
- Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions
- Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life’s issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
- 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
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