Senior Support Worker

Job Reference: 76796
Posted: Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Closing Date: Monday 10th June 2024
Up to £12.20 per hour
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Full-Time

Looking to progress in your social care career?

We are recruiting a Senior Support Worker for our supported living and outreach service in Sunderland which provides person centred support to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.

We are looking for an experienced carer to help lead a team of staff and provide care and support to individuals at our Sunderland service.

This is a great opportunity to take on a leadership role, receiving ongoing training to help you further your personal and professional development.

Your role as Senior Support Worker will include:

  • Developing the independent living skills and community inclusion of service users
  • Identifying and accessing activities with service users to promote valued and meaningful lifestyles
  • Providing respectful personal care, emotional and practical support to service users
  • Collaborating with service users, families and the multi-disciplinary team to maximise service user outcomes
  • Implementing Creative Support principles, policies, procedures and guidelines and ensuring that the service fulfils CQC requirements
  • Supervising and supporting staff to best meet service user needs and preferences
  • Supporting the service user to have the opportunity for a full and happy life and to be safe and well.

Experience of supporting individuals with learning disabilities is essential for this Senior Support Worker role.

A clean valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for this role but not essential.

You will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including evenings and weekends.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

We offer all employees competitive pay and a pension contribution in addition to 28 days annual leave. As an employer that is committed to the professional development of our staff we also support our care staff to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and pay for your enhanced DBS. Additional benefits include enhanced maternity leave, employee support programmes and an additional day of leave each year on or around your Birthday.

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 Gold award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures, however we can only accept fully completed applications from those located in and eligible to work within the UK – Please be aware we are currently at full capacity with our Visa Sponsor Licenses, therefore we are not accepting applicants who are seeking sponsorship.

We are also not accepting applicants who are currently on a Skilled Worker Visa, seeking secondary employment, as we are unable to actively track the hours worked with the primary sponsor.

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 do not notify unsuccessful candidates of their outcome at application stage, previously unsuccessful applicants must wait six months before reapplying.

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.

A list of all roles available can be located at: www.creativesupport.co.uk

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@creativesupport.co.uk

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

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