Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs.
We are looking for calm, friendly and energetic individuals who are well motivated, hardworking and keen to join our friendly team in Euxton, Chorley. We support 4 service users with learning and/or physical disabilities, who enjoy day trips (to the cinema, Southport and for walks out) and spending time together in the bungalow playing games together or watching films. You will be supporting service users with day-to-day tasks, and planning and working towards goals to promote independence.
Support Worker Duties:
- Administering medication
- Be willing to actively embrace all aspects of the role including support with personal care and domestic tasks as well as community activities
- Moving and handling
- Providing individualised support to people with learning disabilities, promoting quality of life and person development
- Follow agreed guidelines and to work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos
Being a car driver is preferred, but not essential for this role. The service has the benefits of being situated in a friendly residential area with easy access to commute to the centre of Preston. It is easily accessible by car and bus routes and is a stone’s throw away from Euxton train station.
The ability to support people who can express their needs though challenging behaviour at times is essential. Prior experience in this field of work is beneficial, although not a substitute for an engaging, creative and person centred approach. We will value the personal skills and interests you bring to the role and to the lives of service users, such as sports, walking and outdoor pursuits, creative arts, music and cooking; to name but a few!
This role offers unique and challenging opportunities bringing great job satisfaction to those who are looking to make a positive difference to the lives of others. We provide relevant training including accredited health and social care diplomas through our own training academy. You will be required to work in a flexible manner on a rota which includes evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. In addition to opportunities for personal and career development we offer good conditions of service and a supportive, hands-on management culture.
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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