Male Waking Night Support Worker (Job Ref: 24000)

Position Categories: Challenging Behaviour, Full Time, Mental Health, new, Part Time, South East

Location: Braintree, Essex

Salary: Up to £9.50ph inc of night supplement

Closing Date: 04 September 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 24000JCP, 24000RED, 24000GWO

Short Job Description:

We are seeking highly committed, proactive and professional Waking Night Support Workers to assist in the service delivery of a new specialist supported living service in Braintree, Essex. The service has been developed to meet the needs of people who have a learning disability and/or autism and complex needs, including mental health needs and behaviours which challenge. As a number of service users will have forensic histories there will be a requirement for positive and robust risk management. The bespoke service will support 10 people in an attractive supported housing scheme, commissioned and developed as part of the Transforming Care Programme in Essex.

The development will be completed late summer ‘18 and has been carefully designed to accommodate individuals with a range of needs and special requirements. A well-structured and planned transition will commence prior to the move. Tenants are moving from various hospital settings across Essex into their own self-contained flats and will need highly personalised support to allow them to increase their confidence and independence within a community setting. Tenants will need well planned, personalised support to allow them to make a successful transition to supported living and to become more confident and independent. During the transition period travel costs between hospitals will be met by Creative Support.

Prior experience of supporting people with a learning disability and a forensic history and/or autism who have complex needs is essential. It is also essential to have strong values, emotional intelligence and good problem solving skills. It is essential that you have the ability to work collaboratively in order to achieve positive outcomes. You will also have relevant experience in implementing PBS and positive risk management approaches. You must demonstrate excellent support planning and report writing skills and be able to support the managerial team in achieving excellent CQC standards.

Creative Support is a not-for-profit organisation which provides high quality, person-centred support to older people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism and people with physical disabilities and mental health needs. We are an Investor in People accredited employer of a diverse team of over 5,000 well supported staff across England. You will be joining a progressive charitable organisation, strongly committed to investing in your professional development through both practice-based training and academic study.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact Anna Wark, Transforming Care Practitioner by email, giving brief details of your background and a contact telephone number. Enquiries to
Exempt from section 7 2e of the SDA

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