Support Worker AFG Regional Merseyside job in Liverpool City at Alternative Futures Group

Support Worker - AFG - Regional - Merseyside

Company: Alternative Futures Group

Location: Merseyside UK

Date Posted:Mar 01, 2018

Job Role Description We are currently looking to recruit a part time Floating Support Worker in the Knowsley area working 30 Hours per week on a permanent basis. Driver required to support with the use of mobility vehicles You will be part of a team supporting a number of individuals all with varying interests to include but not restricted to: - Cooking - Socialising - Activities This post is best suited to applicants who would be interested in supporting people within their own home. You will be motivated and have the enthusiasm and drive to support people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues to enjoy a full and exciting life You will provide individualised support in a positive, non-judgmental and creative way that enables the people we support to make informed choices in their daily lives Required Skills & Experience * Good communication skills both verbal and written * Able to use own initiative, and work as part of a team * Have the flexibility to work a varied shift pattern to provide 24 hour support Relevant experience is desirable but not essential as full training is provided Salary & Benefits Full Time equivalent is based on a 39 hour working week or a monthly equivalent of 169.5 hours £11,732.18 per annum Closing date - 15th March 2018. We offer excellent team working opportunities and you will be working within these teams linked to a service for supervision. As a key member of our team, you will be offered the opportunity to learn and develop during your time at AFG. Beginning with an extensive Induction Programme, moving to Support Essentials training and where applicable, speciality training in such areas as autism and epilepsy. Furthermore, upon successful completion of your probationary period, you will be given the opportunity to study for a vocational qualification relevant to the role you are undertaking via our internal qualifications assessment centre. AFG promotes a lifestyle benefit scheme which provides you and your family with real savings on day to day purchases and leisure activities. The scheme is specially designed to fit with your home and family life, and offers a wide range of discounts that are unavailable on the high street; ranging from gift vouchers, hotels, holidays, gym memberships, car insurance and much more. About Us Alternative Futures Group is the North West's largest Mental Health and Learning Disability Charity, offering supported accommodation, treatment and recovery services and outreach to people we support with the aim of living independent lives. In our staff, we look for the right attitude and not just experience as we understand some people have not worked as Support Workers before. We provide full training and qualifications for people who have the right caring attitude and deserve the opportunity to help our service users. If you believe you have what it takes to become a community hero for Alternative Futures Group then get in touch! Supported Living is where Support Workers support people with learning disability or mental health issues to live an active lifestyle. As a Support worker you will be expected to be as flexible as possible to be able to cover shifts ranging from 6 hours to 12.5 hours. This could mean a start from as early as 7am and finishing as late as 10.30. Next Steps To apply for this position please go to our jobs website www.afgjobs.org.uk and login to your account. If you do not have an account please follow the steps to create your account and then click the 'Apply' button at the top of the advert and complete the online application form. Alternatively click the job spec link in the advert and complete the attached application form If you have any difficulties applying for this vacancy please email merseysidejobs@afgroup.org.uk to request an application form quoting vacancy reference number V-15-4396 If you are an internal candidate, please call to enquire for further information. View full job description
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