Female Support Coordinator

Recruiter
CREATIVE SUPPORT
Location
Barnet
Posted
15 Dec 2018
Closes
28 Dec 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Creative Support is one of the largest national non-profit providers of personalised care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism spectrum conditions, and older people. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Support Coordinator to co-lead an innovative service in Edgware (Barnet) in coordination with the Supported Living Services Manager.

You must be warm, caring, and totally committed to providing effective, active support to enable 7 service users with learning disabilities to live fulfilling lives. You will embrace the opportunity to combine leadership and management with holistic, personalised support, including delivering dignified personal care. You will need to have a “can do” attitude to identify opportunities for interesting and varying age appropriate activities, and a positive approach to risk management.

Your role will include:

  • Providing practical and emotional support to clients with learning disabilities, as well as developing and sustaining warm, trusting and respectful relationships with them.
  • Deliver personalised support and dignified personal care whilst working on the rota for 22.5 hours each week.
  • Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with clients to enable them to enjoy a fulfilling and valued life, participate in their community, to attain new daily living skills, and to build on existing ones.
  • Supervising a team of Support Workers to achieve the highest standards of customer care and positive outcomes.
  • To assist the Supported Living Services Manager in ensuring that the service meets and surpasses CQC standards and the contract specification.
  • Collaborating extensively and effectively with clients, their families, friends, and relevant stakeholders to provide a service which maximises client outcomes. To manage the referrals and transitions of new service users identified to move into the service.
  • Articulating and reinforcing the vision of a positive supported-living model, and ensuring clients receive individualised, person-centred support, devised in response to the identified needs, preferences and aspirations of individuals.

You will be expected to work flexibly on a rota, according to the needs of the service. This will include sleep-ins, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. Possession of a clean driving licence is desirable as is previous management experience in a care setting.

Creative Support is committed to your professional development, and offers on-going training. We will also offer you the opportunity to undertake a Diploma in Health & Social Care (Level 5) along with other practitioner/leadership training. We will be very pleased to arrange an informal meeting or telephone discussion with you to discuss this rewarding post at our innovative service in Barnet. Please contact Pia Parekh, Supported Living Services Manager on 07976 915 989.

Exempt from section 7 2e of the SDA.

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