Waking Night Support Worker
Are you a warm, highly motivated person with person-centered 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 Waking Night Support Workers to support tenants with learning disabilities or autism to enjoy an excellent quality of life in a range of services in the Tameside area. 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 services in Tameside enable 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 evenings, 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. You must enjoy good health and be able to carry out all expected care and daily living tasks.
The services are located across Tameside and are 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: Sarah.Kissack@creativesupport.co.uk
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 LGBTQ+ community.
We would encourage candidates to apply to this post as soon as possible. If we receive a large number of applications we may process these prior to the deadline.
We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.
We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK. Applicants seeking sponsorship – We can only accept candidates whose visa is valid beyond three months of the listed closing date as we cannot guarantee The Right of Work.
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