We are seeking Support Worker who are strong, resilient, warm, motivated, and approachable with a strong value base to support service users with complex physical disabilities to live within their own tenancies in Salford.
We support service users in all aspects of their daily living, promoting choice, independence (inclusive of personal care and moving and handling tasks) and inclusion in the local Salford community. You must have skills and/or knowledge in re-enablement principles. Working as part of a team on a rota basis which does include sleep in shifts, you will deliver flexible, person centered support.
What we offer…
Creative Support also offers a wide range of training courses and this will be a perfect opportunity for those who are seeking to progress in the health and social care sector as we also offer the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care level 2, 3 and 5. As a senior practitioner and supervisor, we will support your continuous development by providing accredited courses such as person centered planning, communication approaches and many more. Although previous experience in a similar role is advantageous, we encourage the people with the right values and passion to apply and work to make a difference.
In return we offer a wide range of benefits to ensure job satisfaction. This includes:
Full training is provided such as QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2, 3 or 5
Free life assurance
Pension with company contribution
Highly serviced employee advice line
A range of employee discounts
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. 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 this job measures up
Support workers are typically paid £8.73–11.36 an hour.
This job pays £43.9k per year.
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 38 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, 64% 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 36 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 39 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 .