Creative Support is a not-for-profit provider of care and support to people with a wide range of needs. We are seeking a caring, dynamic and highly motivated individual to support the management of our Community Connecting Services in Wellingborough which support adults with learning disabilities to help make connections within their local communities, concentrating on building social networks, developing skills, broadening relationships and increasing community inclusion. This is a temporary contract for 8 months.
You will work alongside the Community Connecting Manager leading a highly committed team and contributing to the further development of our provision. The successful candidate will perform a key role in the day to day running of the service.
You will be required to facilitate person centred planning meetings with the individual, their families, carers and others involved in their lives and promote, develop, nurture and support the maintenance of friendships and networks and work in partnership to sustain circles of support.
You will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge of working within the social care sector in support of people with learning disabilities and a relevant qualification is desirable.
You will carry out the role demonstrating a person-centred approach with a warm, confident and professional manner. We will expect you to have the passion, commitment and organisational ability to deliver excellent outcomes for people, including connecting individuals to their local community and promoting the service locally. You must be able to write clear assessments, support plans and guidelines and work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos.
You must be able to lead a team with confidence and provide clear guidance, supervision and support to your team members. You will be able to communicate positively and professionally with the families of the people we support, their advocates and other agencies. You will be required to oversee staff deployment and rotas and to work in a flexible manner.
We do not accept CVs as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website