Support Worker (Job Ref: 24542)

Position Categories: Autism, Learning Disability, Mental Health, new, Part Time, Yorkshire and Humber

Location: Leeds

Salary: Up to £8.00 per hour based on experience and qualifications

Closing Date: 09 October 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 24542RED, 24542JCP, 24542GWO

Short Job Description:

Do you have the commitment and positive values to make a difference to the lives of people living in a supported living service in Middleton, South Leeds?
Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other support needs. Our supported living service in Leeds is accredited by the National Autism Society and works within the SPELL Framework to provide a skilled and bespoke service to people on the autistic spectrum. We provide specialist person-centred support to 17 Adults with Autistic Spectrum conditions and additional learning disabilities and mental health support needs.
We are looking for calm, resourceful and enthusiastic individuals who are highly motivated, hardworking and keen to join our friendly team. You will provide person-centred care and support to tenants enabling them to take part in all aspects of everyday life and enjoy a wide range of activities. You will have skills in positive communication and engagement and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. You will have the maturity to be able to work within a positive behaviour support framework, to accept responsibility and to grow in confidence as a skilled practitioner. You must be able to follow agreed guidelines and to work positively within a consistent and mutually supportive team.
The service is characterised by high level of service user and family involvement and we are keen to develop this further. You will have the opportunity to undertake the responsible role of being a Key Worker/Co-Key Worker. This will enable you to plan alongside members of the person’s wider support network to enable individuals to be happy, healthy and successful in achieving their wishes and aspirations. This will provide you with a great experience to enable you to develop skills which can underpin a successful career in adult social care.
You must be willing to actively embrace all aspects of the role including support with personal care and domestic tasks as well as social engagement and community activities such as walking, swimming and going to the gym. The ability to support people with a wide range of presenting needs is essential. Prior experience in this field of work is beneficial, although not a substitute for an engaging, creative and person centred approach. We will value the personal skills and interests you bring to the role and to the lives of service users, such as sports, creative arts, music and cooking.
This role offers unique and challenging opportunities bringing great job satisfaction to those who are looking to make a positive difference to the lives of others. You will receive full training and mentoring to develop your understanding of Autism and Autism support provision. We will also provide additional training specific to the individual needs of service users you are supporting. You will also have opportunity to complete an accredited health and social care diploma as part of your role through our own training academy.
You will be required to work in a flexible manner on a rota which includes evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. You will receive enhanced payments for sleep- in shifts worker supplementary to basic salary. In addition to opportunities for personal and career development we offer good conditions of service and a supportive, hands-on management culture. This is a part time role, hours to be agreed.
The service has the benefits of being situated by Middleton Park, with easy access to the centre of Leeds by bus or car.
This is a role which can be enjoyed by people who are committed to making a positive difference, including experienced care workers, graduates and people looking for a rewarding career path into social care.

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