Support Coordinator

Job Reference: 75224
Posted: Monday 20th November 2023
Closing Date: Tuesday 5th December 2023
Up to £12.20 per hour
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside

Creative Support is a non-profit provider of personalised care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism spectrum conditions, and older people. We are recruiting a support coordinator who has experience of working with people with dementia for our day service in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside.

At Wilshaw House, we provide quality care and support to older people with a range of support needs including dementia and memory impairment. You will be based across 2 of our services: our Day Centre provides support to up to 20 people, and our Hub provides support to 8 people.  Wonderfully, no two days will be the same at this service! We support our service users to follow their passions and engage in a range of activities including: arts and crafts, outdoor pursuits, quizzes, board games, pool, and many more! The people we support also love going out on day trips to pottery classes, garden centres, and animal sanctuaries. We are looking for someone with a calm, caring nature, and who is looking to join a friendly and energetic staff team.

Support Coordinator Duties:

  • Developing the Day Service provision by extending it out to the wider community
  • Identifying and producing a monthly timetable of creative activities for all individuals accessing our service to encourage participation
  • Providing respectful and bespoke personal care, emotional and practical support to each person
  • 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

Experience of working with older people and/or people with dementia is essential. You must be at least 21 years old for this role. Possession of a driving license is essential for this role as you will be expected to drive a 12 seater mini-bus.

You will be expected to work on a rota to meet the needs of the service, including weekends, and bank holidays. The service operates 9am to 5pm, 7 days of the week.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

  • Free 24/7 counselling and employee support programme,
  • Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate,
  • Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave,
  • Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff,
  • All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out of hour’s teams.

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 can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.

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.