Life doesn't stop just because you have a learning disability. That's why we're looking for compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated support workers to join our team, and work with the brilliant people we support to live as independently as possible and do all the things we all love doing.
Affinity Trust was set up in 1991, and since then we have been steadily growing to now support over 1,000 people across England and Scotland. Our mission is to work with people with learning disabilities to lead the lives they choose in their communities and become as independent as possible. Each day will be different and full of amazing interactions with the people you will be working with.
What does the role involve?
Being a support worker means that you are integral to the day-to-day lives of the people you support, helping with various activities such as assistance with personal care, jobs around the house, planning and preparing meals and maintaining health and wellbeing. As well as the routine things, you will also support on days out to the park, to the beach, out for lunch and much more – the possibilities are endless. The people we support also love going on holidays, so who knows, you may even get to go on holiday!
What do we need from you?
You will also need to work flexibly across a 7 day rota including weekends and bank holidays. Although experience is great, we believe that as long as you are confident, have a good sense of humour and the same values as us, we can provide you with all the training you need to be a brilliant support worker.
We recognise that although this job is rewarding, it can also be challenging, so in return for your hard work, Affinity Trust offer you:
- 28 days paid holiday per year (inc. bank holidays)
- Competitive pension scheme matching contributions up to 6%
- Discount scheme for shopping, days out, cinema tickets, groceries and much more
- 24-hour helpline for all employees
- Funded and ongoing training for your own development
Be the difference, change lives
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, which will be provided by Affinity Trust. 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.
"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010".
- Merchandise Discounts
- Professional Development
- Retirement / Pension Plans
- Employee Events
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Employee Referral Program
- Flexible Schedules
- Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave
- Paid Holidays
£8.75 per hour + additional rates for sleep ins & enhanced bank holiday rate