Support Worker

Posted 4 April by Creative Support Ltd
Salary icon £12.80 per hour
Location icon Braintree , Essex
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We are seeking energetic and imaginative Support Workers to assist in the delivery of our specialist Supported Living service in Braintree, Essex.

Our Braintree service is commissioned under the Transforming Care Agenda, which aims to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to move on from hospital environments. We assist people with a range of complex support needs, including mental health, forensic background, and behaviours which may challenge.

Our team is dynamic and forward thinking, and we have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, who said, “The service has transformed the lives of people, maximising their independence and giving them the opportunity to develop interests and life skills that were completely new to them”.

We are looking to recruit warm, proactive Support Workers who demonstrate person-centred values and who believe they can empower people with a learning disability to transform their lives. We welcome applications from people whose passion lies in making a difference for others, and who thrive on thinking outside the box and coming up with new and innovative ways of supporting people who may struggle with conventional models of support.

Driving is essential for this role.

Ideally, you will have a background in supporting people with behaviours that may challenge/distress. However our primary focus is on values and ideals, so we also accept applications from those new to the sector. If you have a ‘can-do’ approach, if you are passionate about changing lives, and if you can communicate effectively (written and verbal), then we welcome your application.

We value our dedicated and passionate team and we ensure our staff are supported to learn and enhance the skills required to support our tenants. Creative Support’s dedicated Training Team will work with you to develop your skills and knowledge in order to ensure that you feel confident in delivering the very best support to our service users, increasing their independence and allowing them to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. In turn, you will develop you own knowledge and gain invaluable skills and insight to further your own career.

We are passionate about the service we provide, and believe in the work that we do. CQC said, ‘Staff were extremely positive about their roles and the support they receive from the Registered Manager and Senior Staff. The Registered Manager was extremely proud of the staff and the contribution they had made to the service and the positive impact they had on people’s lives”.

The Braintree service requires flexibility across the week and your working time will involve various shifts, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. A high level of motivation and personal commitment is required, along with demonstrable skills in engaging service users in planning their support. You will be allocated to a tenant’s Core Team based on your compatibility with the individual, taking into consideration personality, shared interests, and wherever possible the individual’s goals and aspirations. You must enjoy good health and be able to carry out all expected care and daily living tasks. You will have a choice of weekly or monthly pay.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

We offer all employees competitive pay and a pension contribution in addition to 28 days annual leave. As an employer that is committed to the professional development of our staff we also support our care staff to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and pay for your enhanced DBS. Additional benefits include enhanced maternity leave, employee support programmes and an additional day of leave each year on or around your Birthday.

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 Gold award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures, however we can only accept fully completed applications from those located in and eligible to work within the UK – Please be aware we are currently at full capacity with our Visa Sponsor Licenses, therefore we are not accepting applicants who are seeking sponsorship.

We are also not accepting applicants who are currently on a Skilled Worker Visa, seeking secondary employment, as we are unable to actively track the hours worked with the primary sponsor.

We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed. We do not notify unsuccessful candidates of their outcome at application stage, previously unsuccessful applicants must wait six months before reapplying.

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Reference: 42642332

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