Support Worker

Job Reference: 78420
Posted: Tuesday 28th May 2024
Closing Date: Monday 17th June 2024
£13.15 per hour (indexed to the London Living Wage)
Wandsworth, London
Full-Time/Part-Time

Are you a warm, highly motivated person with person-centered values who can empower and support people with a learning disability to transform their lives?  Are you creative, proactive and willing to go the extra mile to enable people to achieve their aspirations?

We are recruiting staff to support tenants with a range of support needs, including moderate to high needs. Staff will support service users to enjoy an excellent quality of life in a new-build development of 7 self-contained flats, purpose designed to maximize independence and community connections. The accommodation is located in a very pleasant residential location near Tooting Bec, close to bus routes and local amenities.

 

This is a fantastic career development opportunity, as you will have the opportunity to be part of a service providing effective support for service users in transition from family homes and other support settings. You will plan and carry out transition work in collaboration with the service user, their family and wider support network, ensuring that their needs and preferences are paramount. As well as providing direct care and support, you will have the opportunity to act as a Key Worker supporting people to achieve their dreams and goals. Some of the service users will be young adults and this may be their first experience of living in their own home. With your support and mentoring they will be able to establish a full and positive lifestyle.

 

This rewarding role will require flexibility across the week and your working time will involve working shifts which include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. A high level of motivation and personal commitment is required along with demonstrable skills in engaging service users in planning their support. You will also be expected to work professionally alongside Care Managers and health professionals and to communicate positively with families, carers and friends.

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. You will need good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop good quality support plans. You will have a strong work ethic and duty of care and be able to contribute to a positive, team approach.

If you do not already have a relevant vocational qualification in health or social care we will support you to complete the Care Certificate and an accredited Health & Social Care Diploma. In return we will offer you good conditions of service, supportive management and prospects for future career progression. Applications from graduates in any discipline are welcomed. You must enjoy good health and be able to carry out all expected care and daily living tasks.

The service is located in Tooting Bec and is easily accessible by public transport, including buses and overground.

To find out more about this opportunity please feel free to contact Pia Parekh,  Senior Service Manager, at Pia.Parekh@creativesupport.co.uk or 07976 915 989.

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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