Support Worker

Job Reference: 76259
Posted: Monday 13th November 2023
Closing Date: Tuesday 28th November 2023
£11.95 per hour
Camden, London
Full-Time/Part-Time

Do you have the commitment and values to make a real difference to the lives of people with moderate learning disabilities? Are you passionate about empowering them to improve their quality of life, whilst supporting them to maintain their independence and realise their hopes, dreams and aspirations?

Creative Support is a not-for-profit organisation which provides high quality, person-centred support to people with learning disabilities and other support needs. We support people to live their chosen lifestyle and tailor our services to suit the needs of the individuals, whilst encouraging community engagement.

This is an exciting time to join our Camden services, as we increase our presence in the borough. Creative Support is committed to your continuous professional development. As a successful candidate, you will receive a full local and corporate induction, and attain a level 3 certificate in ‘Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care’. On completion of your probationary period, you will automatically be enrolled onto the NVQ level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care. You will have access to ongoing professional development from our training offices in London and Reading, and the opportunity to discuss your training and development needs during regular supervision and appraisal meetings.

We are looking for calm, resourceful, and energetic individuals who are highly motivated, hardworking, and keen to support people with moderate learning disabilities in a proactive and holistic manner. You will have well-honed skills in positive communication and engagement, and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for all our service users. You will support people to maintain their independence whilst promoting choice and control. You will (alongside members of the person’s circle of support) empower individuals to be happy and successful in achieving their life goals and will maintain their wellbeing; mentally, physically and emotionally.

You must be willing to embrace all aspects of the role including, but not limited to, providing support with personal care and domestic tasks, and supporting individuals to access work, education and social opportunities. We value the personal skills and interests you bring to the role and to the lives of the people we support, such as, sports and outdoor pursuits, creative arts, music, and cooking to name but a few.

You will be required to work in a flexible manner, on a roster basis, which will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. Previous experience, whilst desirable, is not necessary – what we need most from you is gumption and a can-do attitude.

We are a passionate, inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. As a Disability Confident Employer we welcome applications from people with a disability, and as a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion we actively encourage applications from the LGBT+ community.

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.

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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