Support Worker

Recruiter
CREATIVE SUPPORT
Location
Preston
Salary
Up to £7.80ph based on experience
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
07 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Creative Support is a not-for-profit provider of care and support to people with a wide range of care needs including learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism spectrum conditions, and older people. We are recruiting Support Workers for a new 24hr Mental Health supported living service situated on Lower Bank Road in Fulwood, Preston. The service will provide support to 11 tenants with en-suite rooms a shared house.

We are looking for motivated, resourceful individuals who are committed to providing person centred support to people with mental health needs. Your role will include:

  • Developing daily living skills and accessing educational, vocational and leisure activities with service users
  • Building confidence, self-esteem, hope and positive coping skills in service users
  • Developing with the individual Person Centred Support Plans aimed at recovery, happiness, health and achieving of service user goals and aspirations
  • Implementing guidelines and risk management plans and working positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos

We require staff to cover the three core shift patterns of 7.30am – 3.30pm and 2.30pm – 10.30pm.

Experience is not essential for this role. You will have a warm, caring nature, and a commitment to making a positive difference in people’s lives. We welcome applications from experienced practitioners, graduates and individuals looking to pursue a career in social care.

This unique and challenging opportunity will provide you with an environment that encourages personal and professional development. After successful completion of the probationary period, you will automatically be enrolled in the QCF level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma and you will receive on-going training to best meet the needs of the service users.

Applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.