Vacancy Details

Creative Support is a high quality provider of support to individuals with a wide range of care needs including learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. Employing over 5,000 staff members, we are continuing to grow at a fast pace nationally and are looking for dedicated, caring individuals to join our staff team in your local area.
Would you like to gain experience or increase your existing knowledge and practice of working with adults with a learning disability and mental health needs? We are looking for support workers to join our small, friendly existing team working at one of our 24 hour supported living services for seven adults who each live in a one bedroomed furnished flat in the beautiful, conservation area of Stanwix in Carlisle (the project is easily accessible on public transport). You will provide positive support to individuals to enable them to participate in community activities, you will also work with and develop a personal support plan that addresses individual specific needs helping service users to develop domestic, financial and emotional management and achieve greater independence and self-esteem. You will actively liaise with statutory, voluntary agencies and advocates/family members.

We are looking for dedicated, flexible and responsive Support Workers to provide personalised support in line with the principles of recovery. We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated, have a positive outlook and are able to engage and motivate individuals to participate in a range of activities. You will have a keen insight into the challenges that our client face on a daily basis and awareness of the delivery of supported living care. Prior support related experience is advantageous however, Creative Support will provide a full training package which includes the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 qualification.

You must be able to work flexible shifts over a seven day rota which will include morning, afternoon shifts and sleep-in shifts. You should enjoy working as part of a team.

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 – 5. As a senior practitioner and supervisor, we will support your continuous development by providing accredited courses such as person centred planning, communication approaches and many more. Although previous experience in a similar role is more advantageous, we would like to 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:
• 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.

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.