Senior Support Worker (Job Ref: 18973)

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

Location: St Helens

Salary: Up to £16,844 per annum based on experience

Closing Date: 24 January 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18973JCP, 18973GWO, 18973RED

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a non-profit provider of personalised care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and autism spectrum conditions.
We are recruiting a Senior Support Worker for our Parent Commissioned Bespoke Supported Living Service for people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and complex health needs in St Helens.
We are looking for a knowledgeable, resourceful and energetic senior support worker who will support the project manager in the smooth management and provision of the service. You must be enthusiastic about the provision of services for individuals and have a good insight into current thinking and practice in the field.
You must be an excellent communicator, have a good understanding of learning disabilities, person-centred practice and have a real commitment to your development and the development of the service. You must be willing to work as part of a senior structure and have the maturity to lead a team, accept responsibility and provide clear guidance, supervision and support to your support worker colleagues demonstrating positive practice, ethos and values at all times. You will be able to communicate positively and professionally with families and professionals and actively promote consultation and partnership working.
You must be committed to supporting adults with learning disabilities and associated needs to explore life opportunities, build and develop upon their unique skills and achieve what is important to them. 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.
We offer a hands on management approach to senior support staff and offer a full induction and access to relevant training.
Your role will include:
• Providing practical and emotional support to people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and complex health needs
• Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with service users
• Collaborating with service users, Parents and family members and involved professionals to provide a consistent and coordinated service that meets the needs of service users
• Supporting and supervising staff and deploying staff resources effectively to meet the needs of the service
• Assisting the manager with the day-to-day running of the service
Experience of working with people with learning disabilities is desirable for this role. Managerial experience is desirable, but not essential.
You will be expected to work flexibly on a rota to meet the needs of the service users, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
Creative Support has obtained Investors in People Silver status and you will receive ongoing training regarding the service user group you work with, managerial qualifications, and training regarding changes to the law governing social care.

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.

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

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 ( 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.