Senior Support Worker (Job Ref: 23087)

Position Categories: Full Time, Mental Health, Midlands, new

Location: Wolverhampton

Salary: Up to £8.90 per hour depending on experience

Closing Date: 06 September 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 23087RED, 23087JCP, 23087GWO, 23087CRJ

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services for people with mental health, learning disabilities, autism and other support needs. Our new accommodation based service for individuals with Mental Health needs in Wolverhampton provides accommodation and recovery based support. Our service provides opportunities for individuals with mental health needs to build and develop practical daily living skills, develop positive community connections and self-confidence whilst living in independent tenancies. We offer access to 24 hour on site support and recovery based support planning to help individuals identify their aspirations and goals and achieve these.

We are looking for a knowledgeable, resourceful and energetic Senior Support Worker to help lead our team of dedicated support workers in the provision of high quality, recovery/outcome based support. You must be enthusiastic about the provision of services for individuals with Mental Health needs and be an engaging individual with strong ethics and values, you must strive for equality and have an understanding of the challenges and stigmas that individuals with mental health needs may face.

You must have skills in positive communication, engagement and advocacy and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. You must be able to write clear assessments, support plans and guidelines and work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos. You must be able to lead a team with confidence and provide clear supervisions and support to your team members.

You must be willing to actively embrace all aspects of the role including support with personal care and domestic tasks as well as community activities, day trips and holidays.

This role offers unique and challenging opportunities bringing great job satisfaction and wonderful development and career opportunities. We provide relevant training including accredited management training and health and social care diplomas through our own training academy. You will be required to manage rotas and within this work in a flexible manner yourself including working evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.

In addition to opportunities for personal and career development we offer good conditions of service and a supportive, hands-on management culture.

Application Instructions:

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