Residential Support Worker

Job Reference: 76944
Posted: Friday 5th July 2024
Closing Date: Friday 26th July 2024
Up to £12.00 per hour
Bedford, Bedfordshire

Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs. We are currently looking for Residential Support Workers to join our established team in the village of Oakley, Bedfordshire (located 4.5 miles from Bedford town centre).

Our residential support workers provide care and support for 6 individuals with a learning disability and other needs to enjoy an excellent quality of life in this residential care home. If you would like the rewarding role of working with people who have learning disabilities to achieve their life goals and join the local community (subject to COVID-restrictions) then we would love to hear from you.

The service is located in the quiet and scenic village of Oakley. It is close to the A6 and has good public transport links via the Number 51 bus from Bedford. The service is on a quiet residential street and there is free on-site parking.

The service supports a range of active and sociable individuals who enjoy spending quality time with the staff team at the service and out in the community. Examples of activities include shopping, listening to music, pampering sessions, cooking and baking, movie nights, jigsaw puzzles, arts and crafts, country park walks, visiting local cafes and going out for meals. The service has a large garden with lots of visiting wildlife that our service users like to watch and lots of countryside walks nearby.

Support Worker Duties Include:

  • Providing respectful and dignified personal care
  • Medication administration
  • Working shifts which include evenings, weekends and bank holidays
  • Supporting service users with the activities they enjoy, such as bowling and going on walks around the Bedford area
  • Collaborating with colleagues, families and involved professionals to ensure a coordinated and consistent service
  • Supporting individuals to manage all aspects of their home environment and ensure it is reflective of their personal tastes and preferences
  • Support with budgeting and finances
  • Support with cooking and meal preparation
  • Experience is not essential for this role as full training will be provided. However, you must be able to demonstrate a warm and caring personality with a positive and proactive approach to the role. We welcome applications from experienced practitioners, graduates and individuals looking to pursue a career in social care.

Vacancy Reference Number: 76944
Applications for this role must be submitted via the Creative Support website using the above vacancy reference number

Full training is provided, as is the opportunity to work towards QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care. Benefits of working with Creative Support include a probationary bonus, pension contributions, 28 days Annual Leave and company paid enhanced DBS.

We are a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organization – Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Gold awarded.

We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK. – This post will not be open to Sponsorship under the UKVI scheme

Application Instructions:

To apply, candidates must complete the online application form located on our company website via the listing for the above reference numbered role. We do not accept CV’s as a method of application.

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed 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. We do not provide outcomes for unsuccessful applications.

For role or application queries please email

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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