Acting Senior Support Worker

Job Reference: 73293
Posted: Wednesday 15th November 2023
Closing Date: Thursday 30th November 2023
Up to £11.40 per hour
Trafford, Greater Manchester

We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking Senior Support Worker to work alongside our Management Team in leading a team of Support Workers. You will assist in the delivery of ongoing, high quality, recovery based support to adults with mental health support needs living in supported accommodation in our Trafford service, as well as in their own homes.

Acting Senior Support Worker Duties:

You will be responsible for ensuring that the service is compliant and providing the best quality support to our service users. This may include completing rotas, auditing paperwork, supervising support staff and completing quality assurance questionnaires with service users and family. As a senior member of the team, you will be required to take part in the on call rota and a senior weekend cover rota.

The ideal candidate will be flexible, well organised and able to deliver person centered support whilst offering a recovery based approach to all service users. You will have a professional manner with the ability to supervise and effectively guide a staff team, problem solve and work in partnership with service users, local resources and statutory services to deliver responsive and timely support.

Previous experience of working with people with mental health needs is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also essential. Relevant experience supervising staff and qualifications are desirable as well as NVQ/QCF level 2/3. We will support your continued development as a senior and supervisor and will support you to access accredited courses in relevant areas e.g. mental health, communication approaches.

This is a rewarding role and brings great job satisfaction to those who are looking to make a positive difference to the lives of others. We provide full, accredited training courses in many areas. For further career development we offer higher qualifications through our in house Training Department.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

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 3 and 5
  • Free life assurance
  • Pension with company contribution
  • Highly serviced employee advice line
  • A range of employee discounts

We are a passionate, inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. As a Disability Confident Employer we welcome applications from people with a disability, and as a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion we actively encourage applications from the LGBT+ community.

We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.

We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed.

Application Instructions:

In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.

You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to 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.

If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.

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

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