Support Worker

Job Reference: 76811
Posted: Thursday 30th May 2024
Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024
Up to £11.60 per hour
Durham, North East

Do you want a role where your job is to help others to live their best life?

We are recruiting for our Floating Support Service in Bishop Auckland and East Durham, where we support people with a mental health needs within their own home or out in the community.

Support Worker Duties:

  • Providing practical and emotional support to people with mental health needs.
  • Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with clients.
  • Working with clients in a recovery-focused way, in line with their individual support plans.
  • Collaborating with clients, families, and involved professionals to provide a consistent and coordinated service that meets the needs of the client.
  • Assisting the Project Manager with the day-to-day running of the service.

We have an array of hours available, so can provide full time, part time, and relief roles depending the levels of experience that you have.

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

Experience is not mandatory for this role as we provide full ongoing training in all aspects of the job, however, we do welcome anyone with previous care, support work or NHS experience. Our training is provided by the Creative Academy who recently received the Investors in People GOLD award for the wonderful work that they do.

Drivers are essential with an accessible car.

We offer all employees competitive pay and a pension contribution in addition to 28 days annual leave. As an employer that is committed to the professional development of our staff we also support our care staff to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and pay for your enhanced DBS. Additional benefits include enhanced maternity leave, employee support programmes and an additional day of leave each year on or around your Birthday.

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 Gold award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures, however we can only accept fully completed applications from those located in and eligible to work within the UK – Please be aware we are currently at full capacity with our Visa Sponsor Licenses, therefore we are not accepting applicants who are seeking sponsorship.

We are also not accepting applicants who are currently on a Skilled Worker Visa, seeking secondary employment, as we are unable to actively track the hours worked with the primary sponsor.

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 do not notify unsuccessful candidates of their outcome at application stage, previously unsuccessful applicants must wait six months before reapplying.


Application Instructions:

To apply, candidates must complete the online application form located on our company website via the listing for the above reference numbered role. We do not accept CV’s as a method of application.

A list of all roles available can be located at:

Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed 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. We do not provide outcomes for unsuccessful applications.

For role or application queries please email

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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