Female Senior Support Worker (Job Ref: 20106)

Position Categories: Full Time, Learning Disability, new, North West, Part Time

Location: Salford

Salary: Up to £16,884pa based on experience

Closing Date: 19 January 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 20106JCP, 20106GWO, 20106RED

Short Job Description:

Want to work to make a difference? Are you a people person with leadership skills and good motivation? Looking for a rewarding and job satisfying role? Creative Support can offer you this.

We are looking for warm, experienced, self-motivated, positive, person centred individuals to lead a team in promoting support for service users living in a supported living tenancy. You must have leadership qualities with an interest and ability to supervise staff. Experience and ability to engage and promote enablement and Just Enough Support principles is required. Flexibility, able to plan / cover shifts on a 24 hours rota, inclusive of sleep in shifts is essential. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in supporting individuals to achieve positive outcomes and quality of life.

Your role will include:
• Providing respectful emotional and practical support with daily activities to service users
• Developing the independent living skills of service users
• Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with service users
• Supporting and supervising over two staff teams, as the seniors in these posts will be required to work over two supported living services.
• Deploying staff time effectively to meet the needs of individuals
• Collaborating with service users, families and involved professionals to maximise outcomes for service users
• Assisting Unit Business Manager/ Registered Manager in meeting service requirements and standards
• Developing and implementing bespoke support plans, communication approaches and positive behaviour support

This position is ideally suited for an individual who wants to develop their career in health and social care management. The role of a Senior Support Worker is an ideal stepping stone to a higher management position within Health and Social Care. The role aims to support the ideal candidate to develop knowledge and competency within Health and Social Care Management and will provide a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience. The Unit Business Manager will provide direct support and supervision.

What we offer…

Creative Support also offers a wide range of training courses and this will be a perfect opportunity for those who are seeking to progress in the health and social care sector as we also offer the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care level 2, 3 and 5. As a senior practitioner and supervisor, we will support your continuous development by providing accredited courses such as person centred planning, communication approaches and many more. Although previous experience in a similar role is more advantageous, we would like to encourage the people with the right values and passion to apply and work to make a difference.

In return we offer a wide range of benefits to ensure job satisfaction. This includes:
• Guaranteed Contracted Hours (Full or Part Time)
• QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2,3 or 5
• Free life assurance
• Pension with company contribution
• A range of employee discounts

This role is exempt from Section 7 2e of the SDA.

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. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay. 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.

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.