Senior Support Worker

Recruiter
CREATIVE SUPPORT
Location
Chorley
Posted
22 Feb 2019
Closes
28 Feb 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a warm, motivated individual, with leadership qualities to assist in leading a team of support workers in one of our Supported Living projects. The role will involve the day-to-day coordination of a person centred service with the target to meet the needs of the service users. You will have the responsibility of ensuring the overall quality of service provision and liaise closely with other professionals and agencies in respect of referrals, care plans and reviews. You will need to be highly committed to excellent communication with our tenants, their families and all stakeholders. You must have a professional approach with the ability to supervise and guide our staff team to deliver a consistently responsive and personalised service.

Do you have the commitment and positive values to make a difference to the lives of people accessing our Learning Disability Services, Chorley?

Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health, physical needs, complex needs and other needs.

This is a role which can be enjoyed by people who are committed to making a positive difference, including experienced care workers, graduates and people looking for a stimulating career path into social care.

As a senior practitioner and supervisor, we will support your continuous development by providing accredited courses such as person centred planning, communication approaches and many more. Although previous experience in a similar role is more advantageous, we would like to encourage the people with the right values and passion to apply and work to make a difference.

We are looking for calm, resourceful and energetic individuals who are well motivated, hardworking and keen to join our friendly team. You will provide person-centred care and support to service users accessing our respite to take part in all aspects of every day life and to enjoy a wide range of activities. You will have skills in positive communication and engagement and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for variety of people we support. You will have the maturity to be able to work within a positive behaviour support framework, to accept responsibility and to grow in confidence as a skilled practitioner. You must be able to follow agreed guidelines and to work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos.

You will have the opportunity to undertake the responsible role of being a Key Worker/Co-worker. This will enable you to plan alongside members of the person’s circle of support to enable individuals to be happy, healthy and to be successful in achieving their wishes and aspirations. Our Person centred planning meetings and processes are co-produced with the people we support and their families to promote a unified approach. Together we set meaningful and aspirational goals which Key Workers have a particular responsibility to work towards. This will provide you with a great experience to enable you to develop skills which can underpin a successful career in adult social care.

We like to offer our users excellent quality accommodation and facilities and enthusiastic team of support workers to help make their short stays an enjoyable and memorable one! The respite service offers support staff an enjoyable role as every day is different. You must be willing to actively embrace all aspects of the role including support with personal care and domestic tasks as well as community activities such as walking, swimming and going to the gym. The ability to support people who can express their needs though challenging behaviour at times is essential. Prior experience in this field of work is beneficial, although not a substitute for an engaging, creative and person centred approach. We will value the personal skills and interests you bring to the role and to the lives of service users, such as sports, walking and outdoor pursuits, creative arts, music and cooking; to name but a few!

The service has the benefits of being situated in a nice residential area with easy access to commute to the centre of Preston. It is easily accessible by car and bus routes and is a stone throw away from Euxton train station.

This role offers unique and challenging opportunities bringing great job satisfaction to those who are looking to make a positive difference to the lives of others. We provide relevant training including accredited health and social care diplomas through our own training academy. You will be required to work in a flexible manner on a rota which includes evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. In addition to opportunities for personal and career development we offer good conditions of service and a supportive, hands-on management culture.

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