Do you have the commitment and values to make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities? Are you passionate about empowering them to improve their quality of life, while supporting them to realise their hopes, dreams and aspirations?
Creative Support is a not-for-profit organisation which provides high quality, person-centred support. The support we offer is tailored to the individual client’s needs and wants, whilst encouraging independence and community engagement.
We are looking for calm, resourceful and energetic Support Workers who are highly motivated, hardworking and keen to support people with learning disabilities and mental health needs in a proactive and holistic manner at our Barnet service. You will have well-honed skills in positive communication and engagement, and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for our all our service users. You will support the people at our Barnet service to maintain a healthy state of wellbeing mentally, physically and emotionally. You will (alongside members of the person’s circle of support) empower individuals to be happy, healthy and successful in achieving their life goals.
You must be willing to embrace all aspects of the Support Worker role including, but not limited to, providing support with personal care and domestic tasks and supporting individuals to access work, education and social opportunities. We value the personal skills and interests you bring to the role and to the lives of the people we support, such as, sports and outdoor pursuits, creative arts, music and cooking, to name but a few.
Creative Support is committed to your continuous professional development. If you are successful for the position of Support Worker, you will receive a full local and corporate induction, and attain a level 3 certificate in ‘Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care’. On completion of your probationary period, you will automatically be enrolled onto the NVQ level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care. You will have access to ongoing professional development from our training offices in London and Reading, and the opportunity to discuss your training and development needs during regular supervision and appraisal meetings.
You will be required to work in a flexible manner on a roster basis, which will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins according to the needs of our Barnet service. Previous experience, whilst desirable, is not necessary – what we need most from you is gumption and a can-do attitude.
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.
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/94803220
How does the pay compare?
Support workers are typically paid £8.72–11.35 an hour.
This job pays up to £9.70 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 37 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, 63% 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 35 job reviews
Why this matters
A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.
This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.
87% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours
Based on information from 38 job reviews
Why this matters
At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.
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 .