Waking Night Support Worker

Job Reference: 45995
Posted: Tuesday 4th January 2022
Closing Date: Thursday 27th January 2022
Up to £9.20 per hour
Denton, Tameside
Full-Time, Part-Time

Are you a warm, highly motivated individual with person-centred values who can empower and support people with a learning disability to transform their lives?  Are you creative, proactive and willing to go the extra mile to enable people to achieve their aspirations?

We are recruiting for Waking Night Support Workers to support tenants with learning disabilities or autism to enjoy an excellent quality of life in our supported living service in Denton, Tameside.  You will work in collaboration with the service user, their family and wider support network to maximise their health and wellbeing and to promote their independence and community connections.

Our supported living service in Denton, Tameside enables people to lead fulfilling and valued lives, maintain their tenancies, participate in their local community, develop independent living skills and achieve their desired outcomes.  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 goals.

This rewarding Waking Night Support Worker role will require flexibility across the week and your working time will involve working shifts which include weekends and bank holidays. A high level of motivation and personal commitment is required along with demonstrable skills in engaging service users in their own support. You will also be expected to work professionally alongside Care Managers and health professionals and to communicate positively with the families of service users.

We value relevant experience of supporting people with a learning disability or autism. However, you do not need to have prior Support Worker experience if you can demonstrate a ‘can-do approach’, person-centred values, energy and commitment. You will need good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop good quality support plans. You will have a strong work ethic and duty of care and be able to contribute to a positive, team approach.

If you do not already have a relevant vocational qualification in health or social care we will support you to complete the Care Certificate and an accredited Health & Social Care Diploma. In return we will offer you good conditions of service, supportive management and prospects for future career progression. Applications from graduates in any discipline are welcomed as are applications from people seeking a worthwhile career change.

The service is located in Denton and is easily accessible by public transport.

The services are currently offering full time contracts of 37.5 hours per week or part-time contracts, subject to a minimum of 15 hours per week.

To find out more please contact: Maria.Piper-Cotterill@creativesupport.co.uk

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 expect all applicants to Creative Support to have had at least their first Covid 19 vaccination prior to starting employment with us and to be committed to having the second vaccination within a 3 month period.

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 recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk 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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