Do you like a challenge? If so we are looking for Support Workers who are confident, outgoing, fun and resilient to join our Lunedale Road supported living team. The service users at Lunedale Road are looking for support staff who can cook, enjoy arts and crafts and who don’t mind being outdoors whatever the weather! The service users require staff who are able to adapt quickly and think on their feet to provide person-centred support.
The service users at Lunedale Road have a learning disability; mental health needs; Autism and/or some behaviour that challenge, experience is advantageous but not essential. The Service is provided in 3 bungalows to 5 adults aged between 18 and 72 years of age on a 1-1 basis; 3 clients require 2-1 support when out in the community.
A clean manual driving licence is essential alongside a willingness to drive service users’ cars.
You will have skills in positive communication and engagement and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. You will have the confidence to be able to work within a positive behaviour support framework, to accept responsibility and to develop as a skilled practitioner. You must be able to follow agreed guidelines and to work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos.
This post is to cover a 24hr rota pattern, which may include waking night support, as part of a friendly, motivated team.
Benefits of working with Creative Support:
A one-off bonus of £100 upon successful completion of the 4-month probationary period
Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave
Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff
Free employee support programme
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
Choice of weekly or monthly pay
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.
You can also download a copy of our application form using the links. 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.
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
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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, 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
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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 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 .