Senior Support Worker (Job Ref: 18676)

Position Categories: Cumbria, Full Time, Learning Disability, new

Location: Barrow

Salary: Up to £16,344 per annum depending on experience

Closing Date: 22 November 2017

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18676JCP, 18676GWO, 18676RED


Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a national not-for-profit organisation which provides care and support to people with a variety of needs such as learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, mental health needs, and older people. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated senior support worker to support the smooth management and provision of our community service in Barrow and South Lakes. Working with a highly skilled team of support workers, you will be responsible for the day to day provision of support to individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

You must be an excellent communicator, have a good understanding of learning disabilities and mental health needs including an understanding of mental health legislation, person-centred practice and have a real commitment to your development and the development of the services. You must be willing to work as part of a wider senior structure across Barrow and South Lakes contributing to senior meetings and development opportunities. You must be able to lead a team by example, demonstrating positive practice, ethos and values at all times. We offer a hands on management approach to senior support staff and offer a full induction and access to relevant training.

Relevant and transferable skills and experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs are essential within this post for which you must be able to work flexibly including evenings, weekends and to participate as part of the on-call. Our range of benefits to ensure job satisfaction includes:

• Free life assurance
• Pension with company contribution
• A range of employee discounts

Creative Support is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to delivering local high quality care through a well established and supported local work force.

We do not accept CV as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required, which we pay for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website.


Application Instructions:

Download the full job description and application form below, print a copy and post to us (applications which are completed by typing can be emailed to us at recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk).

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.


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