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Relief Support Worker

Posted 9 September by Creative Support Ltd
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£9.10 per hour
Gateshead , Tyne And Wear
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Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs. We are currently seeking highly motivated Support Workers to join our friendly team in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

We are looking for calm, resourceful and energetic individuals who are motivated, hardworking and keen to join our team at Swanway, our independent Supported Living Service in Gateshead. Swanway houses individuals who have a learning disability and other support needs (e.g. autism, mental health support needs and physical disabilities). The service consists of 12 apartments and a shared outdoor space/gardens. As a Relief Support Worker, you will have the opportunity to support individuals with the wide range of activities that they enjoy, including going to discos, swimming and going to the cinema. The ideal candidate will have skills in positive communication and engagement, and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. As well as providing direct care and support, you will have the opportunity to act as a Key Worker supporting people to achieve their dreams and ambitions.

Relief Support Worker Duties:

• Provision of personal care to service users
• Medication administration
• Supporting individuals with activities they enjoy in and around the Gateshead area
• Developing and sustaining warm and trusting relationships with service users
• Carrying out general administrative duties and housing management tasks

Experience of supporting people with learning disabilities is essential for our Relief Support Worker roles. You must demonstrate a ‘can-do approach’, person-centred values, energy and commitment. You will have a strong work ethic and duty of care and be able to contribute to a positive team approach.

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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