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Support Worker

Company: Affinity Trust    Location: Sheffield
Be the difference, change lives! If you would like a fulfilling and flexible career that will make a difference to people, read on

Here at Affinity Trust, we are dedicated to support people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want to. We are a national charity providing person-centred support across the whole of England and Scotland. We are extremely proud to have been doing this for the last 25 years during which time we have empowered thousands of people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.

Our mission is:
To enable people with learning disabilities to pursue active and fulfilling lives, gain increased independence and achieve equal rights as citizens.

About the role:
You will play a key role in enabling the people we support to carry out all aspects of their everyday life.

No two days are every the same and its that variety our teams love and that motivates them to treat every day as a new opportunity.

To learn more about what the role can entail please read our Recruitment Brochure

About you:
We genuinely believe that if you have a positive attitude and values that align with our own we can train you on the rest!

All of our Support Workers are dedicated to bringing our values to life every single day:

Committed to doing our very best for the people we support and never giving up on someone we support

Reliable and always do what we say we will do

Honest & Open in all of our relationships and transactions

Respectful of others , their views and their rights

Inclusive in how we value diversity, support equality of access to opportunities and challenge discrimination

Creative & flexible in our thinking, in our work and in how we use our resources

We value people:
Our staff are key to everything we do - the inspired support we provide would not be possible without them.

Regardless of whether youve worked in support before, we invest in all of our staff to ensure they have the skills needed to provide the very highest standard of support.

The role:
On a daily basis we empower people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.

We work with people who have a range of support needs and our focus is always on the individual and how best to support them to live the type of life they wish to live, to have fun and make memories!

In this role you will be working in a Supported Living service, supporting two ladies who have got learning disabilities.

Some of the people we support may at times show that they are unhappy through their behaviour. This can be a way for them to control their environment when they are unable to communicate their hopes, needs and fears. You will work as part of a team to support them to make structured changes to their life to achieve a positive outcome.

We always base our support on the specific needs, choices and aspirations of the individual following our principles of person-centred support.

Being a driver would be an advantage for this role but is not essential.

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.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS or PVG check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.