Closing Date: Friday 22nd October 2021 Full-Time, Part-Time
Are you looking for a diverse role that is fun, stimulating and rewarding every day?
Brookfields is our innovative service which includes 21 self-contained flats for independent supported living. It is located in the village of Great Glen, 2 miles south of Oadby on the outskirts of Leicester.
The service will be offering flats and communal space that meet a high standard. It is situated in a lovely position in the village with the River Sence running past it.
Our service users have a diagnosis of a Learning Disability and require staff who are enthusiastic about the support they provide. You will support people with a wide range of needs, including those with complex needs and others who require a much lower level of support to promote their independence.
Your role will include:
Staff will need to be able to provide support to enable service users to live independently in their new homes, including support to access their local community.
This may involve going out for walks, visiting coffee shops, going to cinema/theatre, attending football matches, college/voluntary work and more. Ideally, you will also have an ability to cook.
The service will operate shifts that will cover 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to include early, late and waking night cover.
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 hour’s on call 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.
In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links on the Apply page.
You can also download a copy of our application form using the links. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address or emailed to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.
How does the pay compare?
Support workers are typically paid £8.72–11.36 an hour.
This job pays up to £9.25 per hour.
How this job measures up
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Do people think Creative Support head office understands what's happening where they work?
People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work
How we know this
92% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work
Based on information from 36 job reviews
Why this matters
At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.
To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.
Are people given support to progress at Creative Support?
Only some people are given support to progress here
How we know this
In the last year, 62% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role
Based on information from 34 job reviews
Why this matters
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This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.
86% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours
Based on information from 37 job reviews
Why this matters
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A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.
This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.
What employees are saying about Creative Support
Working with service users become a extended family unit.
Wages always wrong
No support for staff from team leaders or managers
Not all staff team players
Terrible pay for all the different roles we undertake
Putting our families at risk during Covid no bonus given for dragging our selves into work each day
Shortages of staff due to employing wrong candidates people who don’t care
Bullying into doing things you feel uncomfortable doing
Staff members leaving jobs to be done for next person to do rather than do jobs themselves
Employee, August 2021
It's not an easy job call times are late because there's no travel times allowed sometimes but not always
There are none for me but sometimes they may be like cleaning up bodily fluids etc
Support worker, November 2020
Some residents really appreciate what we do.
A resident doesn't listen and causes hazards and nothing much gets done about it
Night support worker, October 2020
Some people I work with .
Some management and some people. Pay. Shift patterns .