Support Worker required for 39 hours/week in Macclesfield
Alternative Futures Group
Macclesfield
4d ago

Being a Support Worker at AFG is a hugely rewarding role and could be your first step on a long and happy career in Health & Social Care.

So, what does a Support Worker do?

  • We have a vision to create a world where people control their lives. Here at AFG, we pride ourselves on helping the people we support to design, develop and own’ the support they receive by planning this with them;
  • we support people to make informed choices and increase their own independence; and we support people to maintain their own health, wellbeing and living environment.

    These principles are really important to us.

    Our Support Workers work in a variety of settings including community-based services (often supporting people in their own homes) to our Treatment & Recovery Centres.

    One thing that is common across all of our services is a focus on personalised support and tailoring our services to the needs and aspirations of the people we support with a diverse range of care needs (including Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Concerns, Complex Care, Substance Misuse issues to name a few).

    We value the people that work with us

    At AFG we recognise the contribution and value that our staff make. We would not be able to provide the life changing support that we do without people like you! In return for your contribution we will support you throughout your career and we provide a wide range of employee benefits, career development (including opportunities to undertake vocational qualifications) and lifestyle support services to ensure that you too feel supported, fulfilled and valued from day one of your employment with us.

    About you

    There are a few things that we look for in all of our support workers; we would need you to

  • be a good communicator (verbally and in writing)
  • be patient, confident and enthusiastic about caring for others
  • be able to use your own initiative
  • be able to work as part of a team
  • have flexibility to work a varied shift pattern to provide 24-hour support
  • share our AFG values
  • We don’t ask for any other relevant training or a previous career in care as full training will be provided you just need a willingness to learn and develop.

    This post requires the post holder to be fully (or partially) vaccinated against Covid-19, unless clinically exempt.

    As a values based’ employer, the people that work for us genuinely care about the people they support, and we are seeking likeminded people to join our AFG family.

    If you are passionate about caring for others and have a real desire to make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support then we would love to hear from you.

    More about this vacancy...

    We asked the Team Leader to tell us more about this role and the amazing person that we need to work here.Where is this vacancy based?

    This vacancy is based in Macclesfield

    Who do you support?

    We support 4 gentlemen who have learning disabilities and mental health needs.

    Where do they live?

    What would a typical shift be like?

    What activities do the people that we support at this property like to do?

    The people we support are have a very active lifestyle and like to go out everyday. They are all very sociable and enjoy chatting about current affairs and other hot topics in a very positive fashion.

    Their interests are to name a few : hiking, swimming, football (going to matches MTFC), horse riding, going on public transport, gentle walks to a café, long days out to attractions and seasonal events, gardening, arts and crafts, puzzles.

    Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?

    We are looking for someone who can drive and any Macclesfield Town football supporters would be at home here!

    What daily tasks to the people we support need help with?

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    Daily finances and banking","Household chores including food preparation","Medication management","Building social & lifestyle skills","Health & hygiene needs","Personal care"

    What is the team here or is it lone-working?

    You will be working with a large experienced, friendly team existing staff team.

    What are your shift patterns?

    We work flexible shifts which may include days, and weekends. The usual shift patterns are earlies and lates, double shifts and 13 hrs shift.

    We hope it has given you more insight into this role and we hope to see your application soon.

    Please note our Support Workers are contracted by area therefore flexibility is essential to work in other services where required.

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