Are you looking to make a difference? Would you like to be a support worker in a fun and safe environment where every day is different? Then we want to hear from you. We are looking for caring and thoughtful individuals to join our established care team in Morecambe. If you like walking and singing along to Elvis, this is the role for you! The tenants you will be supporting have a wide variety of interests. Last spring we grew peas and rhubarb which we sold to buy more seeds, as well as use to make the odd rhubarb crumble! Our supported living service in Morecambe provides person-centred support to adults who have learning disabilities, issues with mobility and behaviours that can challenge. As a support worker you will provide person-centred care and support to tenants to take part in all aspects of everyday life and to enjoy a wide range of activities. If you can provide unconditional positive regard, we will support with: An extra paid day of leave on your birthday!Enrolment on the care certificate if you are new to careOngoing training and developmentSupport to build on your qualifications24 hour support and advice from your line manager and local and national on call servicesCompetitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave,Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff, Prior experience in this field of work is beneficial, although not a substitute for an engaging, creative and person centred approach. We will value the personal skills and interests you bring to the role and to the lives of service users. Your duties will include: Providing respectful personal care, practical and emotional supportAssisting Service Users to participate in the local communityAbility to work flexibly in shifts over the weekend and bank holidaysDevelop and sustain warm and trusting relationships with service usersCollaborating with colleagues, families and involved professionals to ensure a coordinated and consistent serviceA choice of being paid on a weekly or monthly basis This is a role which can be enjoyed by people who are committed to making a positive difference, including experienced care workers, graduates and people looking for a stimulating career path into social care. This service is based in Morecambe and is close to local bus routes. Creative Support is a high quality provider of support to individuals with a wide range of care needs including individuals with a learning disability and other needs. We employ over 5,000 staff and have been a not for profit care provider for over 30 years. 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 this job measures up
Support workers are typically paid £8.72–11.35 an 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
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 .