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 staff to support tenants with learning disabilities, acquired brain injury or autism to enjoy an excellent quality of life in a new-build development of 9 self-contained flats, purpose designed to maximise independence and community connections. The accommodation is located in a very pleasant residential location next to Wandsworth Common, close to bus routes and local amenities.
This is a fantastic career development opportunity to be part of a service providing effective support for service users in transition from family homes and other support 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. 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.
The service is located close to Wandsworth High Street and Wandsworth Common and is easily accessible by public transport, including buses and overground.
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 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.
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 Gold award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures
We can only accept fully completed applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK, we do not accept CV’s as a form of application – This post will not be open to Sponsorship under the UKVI scheme