Female Support Worker

Job Reference: 78302
Posted: Thursday 4th April 2024
Closing Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024
Up to £11.60 per hour
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Full-Time/Part-Time

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 service provides specialist person-centred support to 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 a 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 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.

The service has the benefits of being situated by Middleton Park, with easy access to the centre of Leeds by bus or car.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

We offer all employees competitive pay and a pension contribution in addition to 28 days annual leave. As an employer that is committed to the professional development of our staff we also support our care staff to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and pay for your enhanced DBS. Additional benefits include enhanced maternity leave, employee support programmes and an additional day of leave each year on or around your Birthday.

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 Gold award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures, however we can only accept fully completed applications from those located in and eligible to work within the UK – Please be aware we are currently at full capacity with our Visa Sponsor Licenses, therefore we are not accepting applicants who are seeking sponsorship.

We are also not accepting applicants who are currently on a Skilled Worker Visa, seeking secondary employment, as we are unable to actively track the hours worked with the primary sponsor.

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. We do not notify unsuccessful candidates of their outcome at application stage, previously unsuccessful applicants must wait six months before reapplying.

‘Gender is considered to be an occupational requirement – Equality Act 2010’

 

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 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.

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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