Relief Support Worker
We are seeking highly committed, proactive and professional Relief Support Workers to assist in the service delivery of a specialist supported living service in Braintree, Essex. The service works to meet the needs of people who have a learning disability and/or autism and complex needs, including mental health needs and behaviours which challenge.
Are you a warm, highly motivated person with person-centred values who can empower and support people with a learning disability to transform their lives? Are you creative, proactive and willing to go the extra mile to enable people to achieve their aspirations?
We support individuals in an attractive, bespoke and purpose built supported living service commissioned and developed as part of the Transforming Care Programme in Braintree, Essex. The development has been carefully designed to accommodate individuals with a range of needs and special requirements.
This is a fantastic career development opportunity as you will have the opportunity to be part of a service providing effective support for service users in transitions from a variety of settings. You will plan and carry out transition work in collaboration with the service user, their family and wider support network, ensuring that their needs and preferences are paramount. Some of the service users may be young adults and this may be their first experience of living in their own home. With your support and mentoring they will be able to establish a full and positive lifestyle.
We will offer an empowering model of support which enables people to lead fulfilling and valued lives, maintain their tenancies, participate in their local community, develop independent living skills and achieve their personal goals and desired outcomes. As well as providing direct care and support, you will have the opportunity to act as a Key Worker supporting people to achieve their dreams and goals. Many of the service users will be young adults and this may be their first experience of living in their own home, with your support and mentoring they will be able to establish a full and positive lifestyle.
This rewarding Relief Support Worker role will require flexibility across the week and your working time will involve working shifts which include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. A high level of motivation and personal commitment is required along with demonstrable skills in engaging service users in planning their support. You will also be expected to work professionally alongside Care Managers and health professionals and to communicate positively with families, carers and friends.
Relevant experience of supporting people with a learning disability or autism is essential as well as a ‘can-do approach’, person-centred values, energy and commitment. You will need good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop good quality support plans. You will have a strong work ethic and duty of care and be able to contribute to a positive, team approach. You must enjoy good health and be able to carry out all expected care and daily living tasks.
As a Creative Support Bank Staff member you will have access to our free app which allows you to pick up shifts in any area of the country, provides information on the service and shifts as well as directions. You will be paid on a weekly basis.
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 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 can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.
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