Part Time Support Worker (Taunton)
We have a part time opportunity for a passionate and flexible support staff worker to join us supporting a young man with learning disabilities to move into his new home near Taunton in Somerset.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the next step in this young man’s journey, but you will need to be an active individual and have a passion for the outdoors, and in particular walking and running as these are two hobbies that are a key part of this persons support.
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.
This post also has opportunities to work across our location in Langport, with further hours available.
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.
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.
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 mornings starting at 7am, evenings finishing at 10pm, bank holidays, and weekends.
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
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.
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