Person Specification

Due to the range and abilities of our residents you will need prior experience of supporting older adults with dementia.

Vacancy Details

Creative Support is a thriving and progressive national third sector social care organisation, with a passion for delivering high quality and meaningful services to the people we support.

We are looking for caring, reliable and flexible Relief Support Workers to build on our team of experienced support staff providing care to older adults and older adults with dementia living in a residential care home in Carlisle.

Our Carlisle service focuses on promoting independence, maintaining dignity, encouraging inclusion and supporting general health and wellbeing in a positive manner. You must be a warm, caring and trustworthy individual who is committed to the welfare of others.

Relief Support Worker Duties:
• Providing support on an emotional and practical level with personal care needs, household tasks, medication, diet and nutrition and healthy living
• Encouraging residents to engage with social activities both within and outside the home
• Develop and sustain warm and trusting relationships with service users
• Carry out general administrative duties and housing management tasks

This is a Relief Support Worker position which enables you to pick up shifts at a time that suits you, which is ideal for fitting around personal commitments, study or caring responsibilities. The flexible shift pattern includes evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.

Our Carlisle service is on a main public transport route and is easily accessible.

As a Creative Support Bank Staff member you will have access to our free app which allows you to pick up shifts in any area of the country and provides information on the service and shifts, including directions. You will be paid weekly.
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.