Relief Support Worker
Do you have the commitment and positive values to make a difference to the lives of people living in a supported living service in Hartlepool?
Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. Our supported living service in Hartlepool provides person-centred support to adults who have learning disabilities, some of whom are on the autistic spectrum and have complex needs.
We are looking for calm, resourceful and energetic individuals who are well motivated, hardworking and keen to join our friendly teams. You will provide person-centred care and support to tenants to take part in all aspects of everyday life and to enjoy a wide range of activities. You will have skills in positive communication and engagement and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. You will have the maturity to be able to work within a positive behaviour support framework, to accept responsibility. You must be able to follow agreed guidelines and to work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos.
You must be willing to actively embrace all aspects of the role including support with personal care and domestic tasks as well as community activities such as walking, swimming and going to the gym. The ability to support people who can express their needs though challenging behaviour at times is essential. Prior experience in this field of work is essential. We will value the personal skills and interests you bring to the role and to the lives of service users, such as sports, walking and outdoor pursuits, creative arts, music and cooking; to name but a few!
This role offers unique and challenging opportunities bringing great job satisfaction to those who are looking to make a positive difference to the lives of others. You will be required to work in a flexible manner on a rota which includes evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.