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Relief Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 11 November 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £9.00ph plus accrued holiday credit
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 11 December 2019
Location: Braintree, Essex
Company: Creative Support
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Relief Support Worker

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Summary

We are seeking highly committed, proactive and professional Support Workers to assist in the service delivery of a new specialist supported living service in Braintree, Essex. The service has been developed to meet the needs of people who have a learning disability and/or autism and complex needs, including mental health needs and behaviours which challenge.

Are you a warm, highly motivated person with person-centred values who can empower and support people with a learning disability to transform their lives? Are you creative, proactive and willing to go the extra mile to enable people to achieve their aspirations?
We are recruiting a new team to support individuals in a new, attractive, bespoke and purpose built supported living service commissioned and developed as part of the Transforming Care Programme in Essex. The development has been carefully designed to accommodate individuals with a range of needs and special requirements.

This is a fantastic career development opportunity as you will have the opportunity to be part of a new service providing effective support for service users in transitions from a variety of settings. You will plan and carry out transition work in collaboration with the service user, their family and wider support network, ensuring that their needs and preferences are paramount. Many of the service users will be young adults and this may be their first experience of living in their own home. With your support and mentoring they will be able to establish a full and positive lifestyle.

We will offer an empowering model of support which enables people to lead fulfilling and valued lives, maintain their tenancies, participate in their local community, develop independent living skills and achieve their personal goals and desired outcomes. As well as providing direct care and support, you will have the opportunity to act as a Key Worker supporting people to achieve their dreams and goals. Many of the service users will be young adults and this may be their first experience of living in their own home, with your support and mentoring they will be able to establish a full and positive lifestyle.

This rewarding role will require flexibility across the week and your working time will involve working shifts which include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. A high level of motivation and personal commitment is required along with demonstrable skills in engaging service users in planning their support. You will also be expected to work professionally alongside Care Managers and health professionals and to communicate positively with families, carers and friends.
Although we value relevant experience of supporting people with a learning disability or autism you do not need to have prior experience if you can demonstrate a ‘can-do approach’, person-centred values, energy and commitment. You will need good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop good quality support plans. You will have a strong work ethic and duty of care and be able to contribute to a positive, team approach.
If you do not already have a relevant vocational qualification in health or social care we will support you to complete the Care Certificate and an accredited Health & Social Care Diploma. In return we will offer you good conditions of service, supportive management and prospects for future career progression. Applications from graduates in any discipline are welcomed. You must enjoy good health and be able to carry out all expected care and daily living tasks.

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