Support Worker

Job Reference: 44280
Posted: Tuesday 15th June 2021
Closing Date: Tuesday 6th July 2021
Up to £9.20 per hour
Oakley, Bedford
Full-Time, Part-Time

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 enthusiastic and motivated Support Workers to join our residential service in Oakley, Bedford

We are looking for warm, flexible, caring and proactive individuals to provide person-centred care and support as part of our friendly team supporting people with a learning disability in Oakley, Bedford. Our service users enjoy going out to garden centres, shopping, watching films, bowling, discos, playing video games and being pampered! We are looking for support workers who are active, engaged and will empower these people to improve their independence and quality of life. If you would like a rewarding role that includes working with people who have learning and physical disabilities to achieve their life goals and join the local community (subject to COVID-restrictions), then we would love to hear from you.

Support Worker Duties Include:

Supporting service users inside their own homes and out in the community (subject to COVID-restrictions),
Supporting service users to retain their independence by teaching life skills, such as shopping, using public transport and cooking,
Engaging in activities with the service users and encouraging them to take up hobbies and achieve their personal goals,
Providing emotional support for an individual and their families,
Providing respectful personal care and helping service users retain their dignity at all times,
Assisting with the day-to-day running of the service, including administering medication, paperwork, emails and other office duties.

Although we value relevant experience of supporting people with a learning disability or autism, you do not need to have prior experience if you can demonstrate a ‘can-do approach’, person-centred values, energy and commitment. Full training is provided. The service has a supportive work culture and you will join a team who recognise and appreciate each other’s’ strengths. You will need good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop good quality support plans. The service, located on High Street, is easily located by local bus routes, and if you’re a driver, there is free onsite parking for staff.

Creative Support is a company that cares and has recently obtained the Investors in People (IIP) Silver Award which means:
You will receive ongoing training and will be supported with any further goals you wish to achieve
You will always work in a COVID-secure environment, including full PPE at all times and weekly testing
You will get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine
Free-of-charge DBS certificate
Free access to Health Assured

Application Instructions:

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 recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk 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

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