Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care.
We are looking for confident and calm Relief Support Workers in the Durham region to provide person centred support to service users who have a learning disability, complex needs and challenging behaviour so that they can experience a wide range of opportunities for personal development.
You will need patience and the ability to adapt to each of the Service Users who have varied communications skills; each person having their own unique way of expressing their needs. The Durham Services are provided over 24hrs, you must therefore, be willing and capable of covering a range of shifts inclusive of, weekends; evenings and bank holidays.
You will have skills in positive communication and engagement and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the 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.
Experience for Relief Support Worker roles is essential. You will be paid on a weekly basis.
As a Creative Support Relief Support Worker staff member you will have access to our free app which allows you to pick up shifts in any area of the country, provides information on the service and shifts as well as directions.
Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.
We expect all applicants to Creative Support to have had at least their first Covid 19 vaccination prior to starting employment with us and to be committed to having the second vaccination within a 3 month period.
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