Support Worker

Job Reference: 70792
Posted: Wednesday 8th November 2023
Closing Date: Monday 27th November 2023
Up to £11.00 per hour
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Full-Time, Part-Time

Are you a ‘people person’ with the commitment and person-centred values to be able to make a real difference to the lives of people with a learning disability?

We are seeking Support Workers to work at one of our seven Supported Living Services in Astley Bridge, Horwich, Breightmet and Tonge Fold, Bolton.
Our services in Bolton are close to local transport train and bus links as well as supported by our friendly local office in Bolton Town Centre where you will be supported by our highly motivated senior staff.
The role will involve providing personal care and personalised support to individuals to improve their health and wellbeing and to develop their quality of life and independence. This will include support with activities in the individual’s home and in the wider Bolton community, building connections and relationships with others. You will enable individuals to make choices, to have control over their lives and to enjoy opportunities for personal development. Prior experience of supporting people with a learning disability is valuable for this Support Worker role but not essential if you have the following personal qualities and attitudes:

• Kindness and compassion
• Enthusiasm and creativity
• A respectful and inclusive approach
• A diligent and conscientious attitude
• Ability to work positively in a team
• The courage to question and to challenge when needed
• Commitment to enable service users to achieve their goals
• Willingness to keep learning and developing your own practice

You will need to be able to communicate effectively with service users and colleagues and you must have a good standard of written English in order to contribute to written records. You must be able to work shifts and to be flexible and reliable. There may be a requirement to work sleep-ins in the service user’s home to ensure their safety overnight, for which a generous allowance is paid.

We offer the choice of weekly or monthly pay

We will offer you competitive salaries and good conditions of service including paid sick leave, free life assurance and employee welfare support services. We will support you with excellent training so that you can practice confidently and competently in your role as Support Worker and develop your career in social care. This will include Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

Creative Support is a progressive charitable organisation which provides high quality, person-centred support to people with a learning disability and/or autism, people with mental health needs and older people. We are an Investor in People accredited employer of over 5,000 highly valued staff across England. We are committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that all our staff can flourish and develop their careers with us.

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

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 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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