Do you have the commitment and positive values to make a difference to the lives of people living in a supported living service in Walkden?
Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. Our supported living services in Walkden provide person-centred support to people who have learning disabilities, some of whom are on the autistic spectrum and have complex needs.
We are looking for a calm, resourceful and energetic individual who is well motivated, hardworking and keen to join our friendly team. You will provide person-centred care and support to tenants to take part in all aspects of everyday 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 the young 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 be supporting a lady with Autism and Behaviour that challenges. She is nonverbal and so communication is a key part of her support. This Lady needs a mature female staff team who can provide reassurance and support to maintain her physical health. She enjoys getting out of the house and into the community. This will involve going for walks and long drivers and so will require active and enthusiastic staff. You will provide individualised person centred support, enabling her to enjoy a fulfilling and valued life, to participate in the community and to develop their abilities as fully as possible.
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!
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.
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.
Exempt from section 7 2e of the SDA.