Acting Senior Support Worker
Are you a caring person with an interest in supporting people to gain a greater quality of life? Are you an organised and self-motivated person with the ability to lead?
We are seeking an experienced and motivated Acting Senior Support Worker to join our friendly learning disability service in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Our experienced staff team in Market Harborough supports 20 individuals with learning disabilities. You will play a key role in assisting with the day-to-day support of those living within the services and the daily running of the projects. We require a dynamic, enthusiastic, energetic and confident person to support the Project Manager and Team Leader to lead the co-ordination and management of this supported living service, taking a holistic approach to supporting people with a learning disability.
You will demonstrate a warm, caring and empowering approach. You will have the vision and flair to lead the staff team to provide the highest standard of person-centred support, in response to the individual needs and preferences of service users. The Acting Senior Support Worker role will involve the direct support of service users, staff development, as well as supervision and joint working with families and outside agencies.
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, mutually supportive team ethos.
Acting Senior Support Worker Duties:
• Leading and co-ordinating shifts, ensuring residents are supported accordingly
• Developing and sustaining warm and trusting relationships with service users
• Promoting and encouraging both physical and mental well-being
• Enabling service users to gain independence and confidence in areas such as social skills/relationships, personal care and hygiene and daily living
• Supporting service users with the activities they enjoy in and around the Market Harborough area
• Supervising, managing and mentoring a team of staff
As this is a senior position, it is essential that you have experience of supporting individuals with learning disabilities. You must be able to demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a drive to make a positive difference to the lives of others.
Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs.
Benefits of working with Creative Support:
• Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and Social Care Diploma
• Free 24/7 counselling and employee support programme
• Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave
• Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff
• All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out-of-hours teams
Please note: This is a temporary position with the possibility of becoming permanent
Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.
We expect all applicants to Creative Support to have had at least their first Covid 19 vaccination prior to starting employment with us and to be committed to having the second vaccination within a 3 month period.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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