Senior Support Worker

Job Reference: 76967
Posted: Wednesday 10th July 2024
Closing Date: Thursday 1st August 2024
Up to £12.20 per hour
Jarrow, South Tyneside

We are looking to recruit passionate and motivated Senior Support Workers with a genuine interest in providing quality care to the people we support and becoming part of our friendly and energetic staff team. Here we provide quality person-centred care and support to fifteen individuals with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and additional mental health support needs to live exciting and independent lives.  No two days will be the same at this service as we support service users in a supported living environment to follow their passions and engage in a range of activities including cooking/baking, walking, shopping and many more!  The people we support advise they would like someone who is kind, chatty, funny, honest, happy, outgoing and caring.

Senior Support Worker duties include:

  • Supervising, managing and mentoring a team of staff
  • Developing and sustaining warm and trusting relationships with service users
  • Encouraging service users to engage in a range of exciting social activities, both within and outside of their homes
  • Providing personal care, administering medication and lone working
  • Working full time hours (37.5) on a rota basis, covering 7 days per week, including waking nights
  • You will be required to support with overseeing staff deployment and rotas and to work in a flexible manner yourself including working some evenings and weekends.
  • Working closely with local multi-disciplinary teams and community based agencies to provide holistic, wrap-around support
  • Facilitate service user engagement, involvement and peer support
  • Ensure that there are robust methods of quality monitoring

You will provide excellent customer care and proactively communicate with stakeholders in respect to risk management and the care and welfare of the people we support. You will have a strong ethical duty of care and a commitment to safeguarding vulnerable individuals.

As this is a senior role, experience of supporting individuals with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs is required.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

  • A one-off bonus of £100 upon successful completion of the 4-month probationary period
  • Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave
  • Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff
  • Free employee support programme
  • All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out-of-hours teams
  • Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and Social Care Diploma
  • Fantastic training package and career development opportunities

Vacancy Reference Number: 76967

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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