Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs. We are currently seeking Support Workers to join our friendly team in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
We are looking for calm, resourceful and energetic individuals who are motivated, hardworking and keen to join our team at Swanway, our independent Supported Living Service in Gateshead. Swanway houses individuals who have a learning disability and other support needs (e.g. autism, mental health support needs and physical disabilities). The service consists of 12 apartments and a shared outdoor space/gardens. As a Support Worker, you will have the opportunity to support individuals with the wide range of activities that they enjoy, including going to discos, swimming and going to the cinema. The ideal candidate will have skills in positive communication and engagement, and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. 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 ambitions.
Support Worker Duties:
- Provision of personal care to service users
- Shift work including evenings, weekends and bank holidays
- Medication administration
- Supporting individuals with activities they enjoy in and around the Gateshead area
- Developing and sustaining warm and trusting relationships with service users
- Carrying out general administrative duties and housing management tasks
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 have a strong work ethic and duty of care and be able to contribute to a positive team approach. This is a role which can be enjoyed by people who are committed to making a positive difference, including experienced care workers, graduates and people looking for a stimulating career path into social care.
Benefits of working with Creative Support:
- A one-off bonus of £100 upon successful completion of the 4-month probationary period.
- Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave,
- Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff
- Free employee support programme
- All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out-of-hours teams
- Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and Social Care Diploma
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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