Skip to main content Skip to contact details

The role of a support worker

 

A close up of a man and his support workerWhat do they do?

Support workers play a key role in enabling the people we support to carry out all their daily tasks. That could be helping someone to live independently in their own home, experience new places, attend college, or work towards gaining employment.

They may also support people with their mobility, help them to eat and drink, and support people with challenging behaviour.

Some of the people we support need personal care, at varying levels. This can range from offering encouragement and support to people to enable them to do it themselves, or physically supporting them directly.

 

A typical day

It’s true that no two days are ever the same. It’s that variety that our teams love and that motivates them to treat every day as a new opportunity. The level of support each person requires varies, as does their interest in different hobbies and pastimes. Wherever possible we try and match our staff with people we support who have similar interests and passions in life.

Above all, we look for support workers who will bring enthusiasm to their work and be happy to get involved in a range of activities, while prioritising the health and wellbeing of those we support.

 

Two ladies looking at some flowers. One lady is in a wheelchairA role for you

We’re always looking for keen and enthusiastic people to join our teams as support workers.

Full-time, part-time and bank (casual) roles are available to fit around you and your availability. That flexibility does work both ways, however, as our services operate over 24 hours a day, every day. Evening, weekend and night working is required for some roles, depending on the level of support people need.

The role of a support worker can be demanding, but at the end of every day you will go home knowing that you have made a difference.

 

What experience do you need?

We genuinely believe that if you have a positive attitude and values that align with our own we can train you on the rest! We have a fantastic team of dedicated professionals to design and tailor training specific to your needs and those of the people supported. so long as you have a willingness to learn we will support you every step of the way.

You will receive a thorough induction programme to ensure you know everything about us and the high standards of work we deliver. You will also shadow more established team members so that you can get some hands-on experience and ask questions as you go.

 

What now?

If you want to be the difference and help change the lives of others, we’d love to hear from you. You can call us on 01844 267800 or email us at info@affinitytrust.org.

See all our current jobs

How to apply for a job

About us

 Meet our staff

Contact us

Head Office

Head Office
1 St. Andrew's Court Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3WT View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E: info@affinitytrust.org

Central England

Central - Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 0116 236 3793 F: 0345 643 7094 E: info@affinitytrust.org

East Anglia

East Anglia - Divisional Office
Office 3, Wharfside House, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RD View Map
T: 01449 774030 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Southend Office
Suite 7, 1st Floor Chalkwell Lawns, 648-656 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 9HR View Map
T: 01702 335980 F: 08456 437291
East Anglia - Norfolk Office
Crome House, 231 St. Faiths Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7AP View Map
T: 01603 400321 F: 01603 400771 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Lowestoft Office
The Old Police Station, 2 Regent Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PA View Map
T: 01502 569986 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org

East England

East - Divisional Office
U18, South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6TT View Map
T: 01354 696009 F: 08456 437521 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org
East - Luton Office
Unit 2B Bramingham Business Park, Enterprise Way, Luton, LU3 4BU View Map
T: 01582 584575 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org

Midlands

Midlands - Divisional Office
Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT View Map
T: 0121 553 3502 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org

North England

North - Divisional Office
The Gatehouse, Curtis Buildings, Berking Avenue, Leeds LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 F: 0113 242 1399 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
North - Shipley Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553 F: 08456 437361 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
North - Sheffield Office
157-163 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1DY View Map
T: 0114 276 4980 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org

Scotland

Scotland - Divisional Office
37 George Street, Ayr, KA8 0AH View Map
T: 01292 292922 F: 08456 437822 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Scotland - Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org

South East England

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org
South East - East Sussex Office
Units 31-32, Castleham Business Centre East, Stirling Road, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NP View Map
T: 01424 853390 F: 0845 643 7300 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org

South England

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
South - Maidenhead Office
Unit 5, Maple Court, Grove Park Industrial Estate, Waltham Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW View Map
T: 01628 822359 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
South - Portsmouth Office
Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EJ View Map
T: 02392 666624 F: 02392 666624 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
South - Oxford Office
Office 4, Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire OX44 7RW View Map
T: 01865 893269 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org