Do you have the commitment and values to make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities? Are you passionate about empowering people to improve their quality of life, while supporting them to realise their hopes, dreams and aspirations?
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 a resourceful and enthusiastic Supported Living Co-ordinator to lead two innovative services in Camden, Oakford Road (2 clients) and Fortess Road (5 clients), with an engaging, friendly and vibrant environment. You must be warm, caring, and energetic, and totally committed to providing effective support to enable the service users, who have learning disabilities and additional mental health support needs, to live happy and fulfilling lives, grow in confidence and develop, and make the best use of the opportunities available to them.
You will embrace the opportunity to combine leadership and management with holistic, personalised support, which will include delivering dignified personal care. You will need to have a proactive attitude in identifying opportunities for interesting and varying age appropriate activities, and have a positive approach to risk management.
This is an exciting time to join our London services, as we increase our presence in the city. Creative Support is committed to your continuous professional development. You will have access to ongoing training at our offices in London, and the opportunity to discuss your training and development needs during regular supervision and appraisal meetings. We will also offer you the opportunity to undertake a Diploma in Health & Social Care (Level 4/5) along with other practitioner/leadership training.
Your role will include (see Job Description for more details):
- Articulating and reinforcing the vision of a positive supported-living model, and ensuring the people we support receive individualised, person-centred support, devised in response to the identified needs, preferences and aspirations of individuals.
- Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with the people we support to enable them to enjoy a fulfilling and valued life, participate in their community, attain new daily living skills, and build on existing ones.
- Supervising two small teams of support workers to achieve the highest standards of customer care and positive outcomes. Deploying staff resources effectively to meet the needs of the services. The services currently receive around 280 commissioned support hours per week plus a sleep-in 7 nights a week in each service.
- Assisting the Area Manager in ensuring that the services meet and surpass CQC standards and the contract specifications.
You will be expected to work flexibly on rota basis, according to the needs of the services. This will include working sleep-ins, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
Exempt from Section 7 2(e) of the SDA
We do not accept CVs as a form of application, 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.
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