• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Are you a ‘people person’ with the commitment and person-centred values to be able to make a real difference to the lives of people with a learning disability?

We are seeking Support Workers for our Supported Living Services in Trafford. The role will involve providing personal care and personalised support to individuals to improve their health and wellbeing and to develop their quality of life and independence. This will include support with activities in the home and in the wider Trafford community, building connections and relationships with others. You will enable individuals to make choices, to have control over their lives and to enjoy opportunities for personal development. Prior experience of supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism is valuable for this Support Worker role but not essential if you have the following personal qualities and attitudes:

• Kindness and compassion
• Enthusiasm and creativity
• A respectful and inclusive approach
• A diligent and conscientious attitude
• Ability to work positively in a team
• The courage to question and to challenge when needed
• Commitment to enable service users to achieve their goals
• Willingness to keep learning and developing your own practice

You will need to be able to communicate effectively with service users and colleagues and you must have a good standard of written English in order to contribute to written records. You must be able to work shifts and to be flexible and reliable. There may be a requirement to work sleep-ins in the service user’s home to ensure their safety overnight, for which a generous allowance is paid.

We pride ourselves on our effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. To ensure your safety and the safety of the vulnerable people we support we will provide you with all necessary PPE, information and training in IPC.

We will offer you competitive salaries and good conditions of service including paid sick leave, free life assurance and employee welfare support services. We will support you with excellent training so that you can practice confidently and competently in your role as Support Worker and develop your career in social care. This will include Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

Our services in Trafford are well supported by our friendly local office in Sale Town Centre and you will be supported by our highly motivated senior staff.

Creative Support is a progressive charitable organisation which provides high quality, person-centred support to people with a learning disability and/or autism, people with mental health needs and older people. We are an Investor in People accredited employer of over 5,000 highly valued staff across England. We are committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that all our staff can flourish and develop their careers with us.

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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