Female Trauma Informed Support Coordinator

Job Reference: 76269
Posted: Wednesday 15th November 2023
Closing Date: Thursday 30th November 2023
Up to £24,097 starting salary
Preston, Lancashire

Creative Support is seeking a Trauma Informed Support Co-ordinator for an exciting opportunity to lead a team of Support Workers in our new Transforming Care Service in Preston in a dynamic and sensitive way.

The Trauma Informed Care Service provides three single bespoke adapted supported living services in the Ingol area of Preston for women over 18 with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs with trauma histories.

The service will operate 24/7 using a trauma informed model of care to move three women out of long stay institutions into their own home in the community. The service supports women to achieve real control over their care and support to prevent re-admission to hospital and maintenance of their homes in the community.

Trauma Informed Support Co-ordinator duties will include:

  • Leading the staff team to deliver the highest standards of care and support, enabling service users to develop and enjoy wellbeing, quality of life, and community connections
  • Leading practice development and delivery
  • Promoting and re-enforcing a culture of responsive, person-centred practice and active support across the service
  • Providing supervision and direct coaching and development support to staff

You will have at least three years’ experience of supporting people with learning disabilities and/or mental health and complex needs, and at least two years’ experience of supervising staff and managing a team.

Due to the development of the service all staff members recruited will initially be required to work dynamically between the Registered Office and across two inpatient settings to ensure the smooth development of the service and excellent transitions of service users until all three homes have opened.  The Registered Office building will be available at the onset based at Creative Support’s Space Centre in Preston.

You will be joining a progressive charitable organisation, strongly committed to investing in your welfare and professional development through both practice-based and accredited training. You will also be part of our highly committed and mutually supportive team of senior operational managers.

For further information or an informal conversation about the role, please contact Service Director: Diane Burrow by email on diane.burrow@creativesupport.co.uk

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

           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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