Portsmouth, Portsmouth
£17,100 - £22,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Earn up to £22,000* per year as a Support worker with Affinity Trust

We are recruiting for Support Workers across Portsmouth to work with people with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

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 well being. As well as the routine things, you will also support on days out to the park, going for lunch, day centres and much more - the possibilities are endless!

If you want a career that is flexible, different every day and genuinely rewarding, apply today!

You will need to be able to work flexibly across a 7 - day rota to include early mornings, evenings, bank holidays, weekends. In addition sleep-ins are required as part of your working rota

All our Support Workers complete shadow shifts before working with the people we support and those that have not previously worked in care will be supported with completing the Care Certificate.

As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows: 

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)**
  • Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)
  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
  • Occupational Health support
  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual 
  • Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Refer a friend scheme 

*based on 37.5 hours per week at £8.75 per hour, 7.5 hours average additional over-time per week, plus 1 sleep-in per week at a rate of £30.90
**pro rata for part time staf

More about Affinity Trust
Affinity Trust

Affinity Trust supports over 1,000 people with learning disabilities across England and Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as pos... Read more

Posted on: 25 June 2019
Closed date: 25 July 2019
Job ref: OPS00340
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker