Male Support Worker

Job Reference: 50009
Posted: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Closing Date: Friday 29th October 2021
Up to £9.10 per hour
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Part-Time

Creative Support is a non-profit provider of personalised care and support for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism spectrum conditions, and older people. We are currently recruiting for our supported living services in Wigan.

We are looking for motivated, caring Support Workers to provide person-centred support to people with a learning disability. Your responsibilities will include:
– Providing personal care, practical and emotional to people with a learning disability
– Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with service users
– Collaborating with service users, families, and involved professionals to provide a consistent and coordinated service that meets the needs of service users
– Assisting the line manager with the day-to-day running of the service

Experience of working with people with a learning disability is desirable, as is a relevant professional qualification. Experience of supporting individuals who may display challenging behaviour is essential for this role. The Support Worker position is open to graduates, experienced practitioners, and people looking to start their career in social care. You must be warm and able to work in a person-centred way with people with a learning disability. A clean, valid driving licence with more than a years’ experience on the road is essential for this role as the position will involve transporting service users throughout the Wigan area.

You will be expected to work flexibly on a rota to meet the needs of the service, including evenings, weekends, sleep-ins, and bank holidays. This is a part time role, 16 hours per week.

This position offers the opportunity to work in an environment that challenges and encourages personal and professional development. 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.

Gender is considered to be an essential criteria for this role – Equalities 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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