Community Support Worker - Full or part time
Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of support needs. Our services provide responsive and person centred support which is specific to the needs of the individual and enables the development of the local communities.
Creative Support is excited to be launching a new service in August which will provide a wide range of support across the Dudley Borough. The service will offer a new support hub which will be based in the town centre, which will provide advice, guidance and support through workshops and key working to people in the Dudley Area. The service will also offer a range of time limited outreach reach services, offer specialist support on a one to one and community drop in basis.
The role is to provide community based, flexible support to people with support needs (such as mental health and learning difficulties) to enable them to sustain their tenancies and to promote their quality of life and personal development. You will engage with service users and build trusting therapeutic relationships, working to promote independence and encourage health, wellbeing and coping skills. Your role will include visiting service users in their own homes or in other settings as part of a structured approach, as well as offering support through the hub services.
Creative Support offers the Creative Academy; our programmes are based on nationally recognised standards including The Care Certificate, Induction Standards for New Managers, National Occupational Standards and the Qualification and Credit Framework. . Within the first few weeks of the role you will gain The Care Certificate and attend mandatory training plus full induction to the service. At Creative Support all staff will be given the opportunity of complete QCF III.
Creative Support places great importance on the development and retention of all staff, which is achieved through actively valuing our staff and supporting them to achieve their full potential through training and work opportunities. Staff members are actively encouraged to apply for senior posts and to develop their career with Creative Support. We have also developed a wide range of employee recognition and retention initiatives and an excellent package of staff benefits. These include:
- Company Pension Scheme
- Free Life Assurance
- Employee Help Line and Assistance Programme
- Childcare Vouchers
- Staff Shop
- Employee of the Month/Team of the Month
- Long Service Gift
- Payroll Giving
- Hospital Saturday Fund
- Enhanced Company Sick Pay Scheme
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
Please find job description and application form on our website via the button below.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andrew Skidmore (Project Manager) or Olivia Toop (Unit Business Manager) on 01384 896737.
Applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.
Closing Date: 11 August 2017