We are looking for staff to support people with complex needs and learning disabilities to live as independently as they can in the community, in Scunthorpe. You will provide person-centred support to enable our service users to live a fulfilling life within their local community and achieve positive outcomes. You will be expected to support with personal care, administer medications, and have positive relationships with their families and involved professionals.Some of the people we support in Scunthorpe can demonstrate behavior which is challenging, and some have complex physical support needs, but you will be supported and trained in how to assist them. Full training is provided as well as the opportunity for further professional development.We are looking for Support Workers who are confident, energetic, caring and person-centred. Ideally you will have a good working knowledge of people with learning disabilities. Experience is beneficial, however, we are looking for staff with the right values who want to enable vulnerable people to reach their full potential and live a happy life.You will be an enthusiastic team player and flexible to work on a 24-hour rota system over 7 days. Opportunities…This is a rewarding role and brings great job satisfaction to those who are looking to make a positive difference to the lives of others. We provide full, accredited training courses in areas such as communication approaches and more. For further career development, we offer higher qualifications through our in-house training department.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.
How does the pay compare?
Support workers are typically paid £8.72–11.36 an hour.
This job pays £9.00–£9.20 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
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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.
86% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours
Based on information from 37 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 .