Person Specification

We are looking for calm, resourceful and energetic Support Workers who are well motivated, hardworking and keen to join our friendly team. You will provide person-centred care and support to tenants within the Preston scheme. 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 maturity to be able to work within a positive behaviour support framework, to accept responsibility and to grow in confidence as a skilled practitioner. You must be able to follow agreed guidelines and to work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team.
This will provide you with a great experience to enable you to develop skills which can underpin a successful career in adult social care.

Vacancy Details

Do you have the commitment and positive values to make a difference to the lives of people living in an extra care service in Ribbleton, Preston?

Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services. Our extra care service in Preston provides person-centred support to older people who have dementia, physical/mobility needs and may have further complex needs.

You must be willing to actively embrace all aspects of the role including supporting with personal care, health related and domestic tasks, as well as possible community access. 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.

This role offers unique and challenging opportunities, bringing great job satisfaction to those who are looking to make a positive difference to the lives of others. We provide relevant training for our Support Workers including accredited health and social care diplomas through our own training academy. You will be required to work in a flexible manner on a rota which includes evenings, weekends and waking nights. In addition to opportunities for personal and career development we offer good conditions of service and a supportive, hands-on management culture. We also offer the choice of weekly or monthly pay.

Our Support Worker role 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.

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.

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 LGBTQ+ community.

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.