Support Coordinator (Job Ref: 18969)

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

Location: South Tyneside

Salary: Up to £19,108 per annum based on experience and qualifications

Closing Date: 19 January 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18969JCP, 18969GWO, 18969RED

Short Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our organisation. You will support the Project Manager in the development and coordination of a flexible and high quality service at our Simonside Court supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities and mental health support needs.

Simonside Court is an Independent Supported Living Service containing eight bungalows with sixteen residents male and female.

You will supervise and manage an established team of staff providing person centred support to enable service users to maintain their independence, experience improved wellbeing and enjoy opportunities for personal development.

The service is staffed 24hours a day with sleep overs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to:
• Promote fulfilling and meaningful lives for the people you will support
• Work closely in partnership with people’s families and other professionals
• Coordinate, manage and coach a dedicated staff team
• Deputise for the Project Manager

This rewarding position will provide you with a great opportunity to develop your career in social care management. You will need to have prior relevant experience in social care and have an understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities and complex care needs. Your role will combine the provision of direct care and support with staff management and service coordination. You will need a positive and empowering approach with the ability to work collaboratively with staff and the families of service users and other agencies and professionals. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required along with a passion for quality and personalised service provision. You will be joining an established team of experienced staff who are proud of their service and are very committed to the people they support. We hope you can join us in continuing to strive for excellence.
Successful candidates will be supported and encouraged to develop and enhance their skills and qualifications through further accredited training.
You will need to work flexibly as the post involves regular shifts, weekend working and occasional sleep-in duties (for which an allowance is paid).

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.

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