Senior Support Worker


Salary Details: £11.00 an hour
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Are you passionate about delivering high quality, attentive, and person centred care and support to individuals in Bedford, Bedfordshire? Creative Support are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced individual to join us as a Senior Support Worker and lead a passionate and friendly team of staff.

Our service in Bedford, Bedfordshire provides excellent care and support to individuals with a range of support needs, including learning disabilities, and physical disabilities. As Senior Support Worker, you will work alongside the Team Leader to assist with the coordination and delivery of high quality outcome-focussed, person centred support to tenants. You will be positive about supporting people to increase their independence and ensure that they are at the centre of all decisions made about their lives.

Your role will include:

  • Developing and leading the team to enable the tenants to have a high quality of life, and to be important and valued members of the local community,
  • Be responsible for ensuring personal, practical, emotional and social support is delivered at all times,
  • Assisting our Team Leaders and Registered manager in ensuring all residents receive the highest quality and care and support,

The service, located in Harrold, Bedford and is easily accessible by bus routes using the number 25 bus. If you're a driver, there is free parking on-site for staff. You will be working in a friendly environment with a staff team who are welcoming, kind and caring.

At least two years' experience in providing care and support to people with learning or physical disabilities is essential for this role. As Senior Support Worker, compassion, motivation, organisation and an ability to motivate the staff team is also essential.

You must be warm, diligent, and conscientious and demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills. You will be required to work on a rota, undertaking early, late and weekend duties as required.

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

  • Free 24/7 counselling and employee support programme,
  • Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave,
  • Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff,
  • All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out of hour's teams.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

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 can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.

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.

Date Posted: 24 September 2022
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