Creative Support is a non-profit provider of care and support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, complex needs and autism spectrum conditions. Our supported living services in Stockport support individuals with a learning disability, complex needs, autism, and physical disabilities to maintain their tenancies, live independently and achieve their goals.
We are seeking an experienced practitioner to take undertake the interesting and responsible role of Support Co-ordinator for one of our services in Stockport. You must be confident, warm, highly motivated and committed to providing an excellent service and personal care to service users.
You will have previous relevant experience, knowledge and a good understanding of working with people with a range of support needs. You must be skilled in assessment and support planning, person-centred planning and the use of positive behaviour support strategies. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to using person- centred thinking and approaches in your work to achieve great outcomes for the people we support.
You will providing direct support and leading the service at a designated service and work as part of a team across all local services. You will manage and deploy staff effectively to meet the needs of service users, taking into account their personalised schedules and activity plans. You must be professional and able to act as a role model, leading your team by example to ‘go the extra mile’ to support service users.
You will be patient, professional and well organised with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will be able to liaise proactively and effectively with Care Managers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. You will build warm, trusting relationships with service users and their families. It is essential that you have a minimum of NVQ3/H &SC Diploma Level 3 or equivalent and be willing to train to level 5.
As this is a 24 hours/7 day a week supported living service you will need to be flexible and responsive to changing needs and demonstrate willingness to work the full range of shifts. In return we will offer you on-going professional development and the support of a highly motivated team of colleagues.