Senior Support Worker (Job Ref: 18685)

Position Categories: Full Time, Learning Disability, new, North East

Location: Middlesbrough

Salary: Up to £16,844pa depending upon experience

Closing Date: 23 November 2017

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18685JCP, 18685GWO, 18685RED


Short Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our organisation.

Edwards Court is an 8 bedded residential unit across two bungalows and is situated in the picturesque village of Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. The tenants we support are learning disabled with complex needs who may also display behaviours that challenge. As some of the tenants in this service are non-verbal it is expected that you will have the ability to adapt your communication skills accordingly.

Edwards Court is a 24/7 Supported Living Service which has a minimum of 2 staff at all times.

You will provide outcome focused support to enable service users to lead fulfilling and valued lives, maintain their tenancies, participate in their local community, develop independent living skills and achieve their personal goals and desired outcomes.

This is an opportunity for personal and career development as we offer good conditions of service and a supportive, hands-on management culture
You will have the opportunity to work with our positive behaviour support practitioner team in order that we continue to deliver innovative and specialised services. You will encourage staff to take responsibility for upholding positive workplace values and building great working relationships.
You must have skills in positive communication and engagement and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. You will also have skills in the assessment of needs along with positive and proactive risk management so that support planning for individuals demonstrates an active and fulfilling life with an emphasis on a ‘can do’ approach.
As well as providing direct support you will manage and deploy staff effectively to meet the needs of service users, taking into account their personalised schedules and activity plans.
We do not accept CVs as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept 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. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.


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).

It's important for you to read the full job description so that you can complete your application form with details relevant to the position. Make sure you read our Recruitment FAQs before sending in your application form.

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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