We are looking for compassionate individuals to join our dedicated supported living team. If you would like a rewarding role supporting individuals who have learning disabilities and autism to achieve their life goals and join the local community then we would love to hear from you.
Your Support Worker role would include:
Supporting service users inside their home and in the Hartlepool community
Supporting service users to retain their independence
Engaging in activities with the tenants and encouraging them to take up hobbies and achieve their personalgoals
Collaborating with service users, family members and other involved professionals to provide excellentperson-centred care for service users
Working as part of a team and independently across our supported living services
Providing respectful personal care and helping service users retain their dignity at all times
Some service administration tasks which will require basic computer knowledge
Experience of working with people who have learning disabilities and/or autism is beneficial but not essential for this Support Worker role as you will be provided with full training for the role, with excellent staff teams that support each other across the three Hartlepool services.
A car driver is desirable for this role but not essential the services are well connected; two of the services are located within walking distance of each other and the third is connected by a good local bus route. Successful candidates will be based mostly at one service, with occasional shift cover at the other locations as required.
The shift patterns will be a mix of early and late shifts between the hours of 7am and 10pm depending on the service.
Why you should work for us:
You will receive ongoing training and will be supported with any further goals you wish to achieve
28 days annual leave, with a holiday bonus after two years of service
All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out-of-hours teams
Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and Social Care Diploma
Free-of-charge DBS certificate
Free access to Health Assured
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 above.
You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) 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.
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/94997691
How does the pay compare?
Support workers are typically paid £8.72–11.35 an hour.
This job pays up to £9.10 per hour.
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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
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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
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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
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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 .