Relief Support Worker (Job Ref: 20719)

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

Location: Kendal

Salary: £8.60ph plus accrued holiday credit

Closing Date: 05 April 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 20719JCP, 20719GWO, 20719RED

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a nationwide not-for-profit care provider who focuses on providing person centred services to people with a wide range of needs. This may include adults with learning disabilities, mental health, autism and many more. We tailor all our services to the needs of the service users and very much family orientated to ensure all standards are met.

Within Cumbria, the services are commissioned by Cumbria County Council. We work closely with our commissioners and the multi-disciplinary team to provide a coordinated service which achieves positive outcomes for the people we support. The services are highly personalised tailored to the personal support plans of the servicer users and is characterised by high level of service user and family involvement and we are keen to develop this further.

We are looking for resilient, outgoing and motivated individuals to provide individualised person centred support to service users with a learning disability and other health needs in a supported living accommodation. You will promote opportunity, choice and wellbeing to ensure service users experience a valued life and enjoy a wide range of opportunities for personal development based within Kendal. You must have excellent verbal and written communication. Previous experience within this sector is highly desirable, however we do consider applicants with no professional experience as we do provide a very detailed training course.

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 – 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
• QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 and higher
• Free life assurance
• Pension with company contribution
• Highly serviced employee advice line
• 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.

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