Person Specification

We can offer flexible hours which include evening and weekend work. Previous experience within a similar Support Worker role is not essential as we will provide full training and support when undertaking this role. The service has great local transport links within Carlisle.

Vacancy Details

At Creative Support, we provide individually focused and respectful support to enable our service users to live fulfilling and independent lives. We are looking for hardworking, flexible and empathetic Support Workers to join our team, providing a person-centred service at our Extra Care Service at Heysham Gardens, Carlisle. The service is a purpose-built scheme which offers independent living opportunities for older people in a friendly, inclusive and safe environment.

For our Carlisle Extra Care service, we want our service users to lead active and positive lives. To achieve this, we need individuals to help us to deliver personalised extra care services. We need individuals who are passionate about providing dedicated care and support to older people. As a Support Worker you will engage with service users and build trusting therapeutic relationships. Good communication skills are key to this role, as is the ability to provide respectful personal care to meet the service users’ needs.

Applications are encouraged from graduates and those with life experience, as well as experienced care workers. We also offer a wide range of benefits to ensure job satisfaction.

These include:

• Choice of weekly or monthly pay
• 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

We are a passionate, inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. As a Disability Confident Employer we welcome applications from people with a disability, and as a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion we actively encourage applications from the LGBT+ community.

We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start work with us. This time will be used to complete post interview recruitment checks. Applicants who are unable to receive the vaccination on medical grounds are still welcome to apply with provision of their official NHS COVID pass letter of medical exemption.
We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed.