Support Worker

Job Reference: 74264
Posted: Friday 24th November 2023
Closing Date: Monday 11th December 2023
Up to £11.30 per hour
Heysham, Lancashire

Are you a positive and engaging individual? Confident? A great team player?  A real go getter? Are you an individual who wants to support service user to achieve positive outcomes?  Are you looking for an employer who genuinely cares about their staff members? Are you ready to start a new career in adult social care? Or are you looking to progress within the sector? Our service in Heysham is the perfect learning opportunity for individuals who are looking to further their career and learn or enhance skills to support individuals with learning disabilities and forensic backgrounds.


The team at strawberry gardens is warm, friendly, diverse and excited to welcome new team members on board. The management team are very approachable and offer an abundance of support. You really are well supported at creative support. If this sounds like your cup of tea then don’t miss this perfect opportunity for you to join our team.


Creative Support encourages staff to step up into leadership, we support staff to progress in their careers. A good portion of the local management team have started off as support workers. We believe in investing in our staff to achieve their own career goals.


If you would like to take this opportunity then Creative Support would love to hear from you. For an informal chat about this new exciting opportunity then please get in touch on 01524 409905 and ask for Katy or Carol.


About us:


Our Heysham Project supports six individuals to live in their self-contained flats. The individuals have diverse needs which include, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, forensic backgrounds and some behaviors that challenge.  All new starters will receive appropriate training and shadow shifts with well-established team members, only when staff are confident will they go “live” with individuals.


All our individuals enjoy accessing the community on a 1:1 basis individuals have a variety of interest in the community which include, trips to the local bingo hall, outings to various beauty spots such as the lakes, weekly shopping trips, bike rides, lunch out, cinema and looking around charity shops. Service users are also supported to go on holidays.


Each day is different undertaking the role of a support worker. A support worker supports individuals to achieve their personal goals no matter how big or small. It is assisting individuals to live a full and worthwhile life. It is about promoting choice, encouraging healthy lifestyles, cooking nice meals, supporting individual to be valued members of the community, supporting to maintain good heath, supporting to engage with family. A support worker is really an amazing opportunity to assist an individual to live the best life possible.


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.


Support Worker Responsibilities:


  • Providing direct person centred support to individuals, following bespoke support plans, supporting individuals to be independent and to encourage individuals to develop new skills.
  • Build trusting relationships and rapports with individuals.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Empowering service users to make choices and promoting their rights.
  • A willingness to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Have a positive attitude and be able to work well within a team.


Previous experience is not required, as full training is provided. This position is ideal for people looking to develop both personally and professionally.


You will have the choice to be paid weekly or monthly. We offer contracts from 15 hour up to 48 hours per week.