Relief Support Worker (Job Ref: 24001)

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

Location: Braintree, Essex

Salary: Up to £9.00ph plus accrued holiday credit

Closing Date: 04 September 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 24001JCP, 24001GWO, 24001RED


Short Job Description:

We are seeking highly committed, proactive and professional Relief 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.

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 anna.wark@creativesupport.org.uk

We do not accept CVs in lieu of a completed Creative Support application form. All job offers are subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check, the cost of which is borne by Creative Support.


Application Instructions:

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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.


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