Creative Support have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Senior Support Worker to assist the Management Team working at our Learning Disability and Supported Living Services in Derby. Working with a highly skilled team of Managers and supported living staff, you will be responsible for supporting the team in delivering the day-to-day provision of support to individuals with learning disabilities and supported living arrangements in Derby.
Do you have what it takes?
As a Senior Support Worker you must have a good understanding of learning disabilities, complex care needs, and person-centred practice, and have a real commitment to your development and to the development of the service. You will be expected to contribute to management team meetings and to partake in development opportunities across two key services in Derby. You must be able to lead a team by example, demonstrating positive practice and values at all times. We offer a hands-on management approach for Senior Support staff, and offer a full induction and access to relevant training. We are looking for someone who has strong commination, computer and motivational skills.
Our supported tenancies are vibrant and busy houses, we support individuals who actively engage with the local community, football plays a large part in the social calendar for several tenants, who are season ticket holders for Derby! Our tenants are always enthusiastic about being involved and we need someone who shares the same drive and passion about achieving goals and maximising independence, choice and opportunity.
At least one year’s experience in supporting people with learning disabilities is essential for this Senior Support Worker role, and experience supervising a staff team and devising rotas would be beneficial. Furthermore, a clean driving licence is desirable.
Benefits of working with Creative Support:
• Free 24/7 counselling and employee support programme,
• Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate,
• Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave,
• Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff,
• All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out of hours teams.
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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