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.
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.
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 Prescot, Merseyside.
Who do you support?
We support one lady in a property to be independent and develop her skills.
Where do they live?
It is a 2-bedroomed flat, one for the person supported and one for staff. It on an upper floor accessed by steps and has a small private garden.
What would a typical shift be like?
The lady does her own personal care but needs encouragement and promopts. She likes lots of attention and will often want to hug you. She likes to have her hair done and be praised at how she is dresses. She will choose her own food but needs help to cook it. She can do a lot of things herself but will only do them if encourages.
What activities do the people that we support at this property like to do?
She has earphones and likes to listen to her music, her favourite singer is Johnny Cash. She enjoys going to parks, out for rides in her car and for meals.
Are there any skills or interests that a candidate could have that would be great to use to support this service?
A driver is required as she has her own car. She likes to bake cakes so someone with baking interests would be good, as would someone with motivation to do things to the best of her ability.
What is the team here or is it lone-working?
There are always 2 people on for activity shifts, lone working when at home.
What are your shift patterns?
08.00-23.00 then sleeps and 09.00-19.00.
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.
- Social Support
- Mental Health
- Learning Disabilities
- Personal Care
- Career Development