Day Services Support Worker

Day Services Support Worker Chorley, England

Brothers Of Charity
Full Time Chorley, England 10.6 GBP HOURLY Today
Job description

Support Worker within Creative Arts - We offer many employment benefits and a salary above minimum wage!

Are you looking for full time or flexible hours?

If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and change lives for the better, then a Creative Arts Support Worker role at the Brothers of Charity Services is the right choice for you.

It is a career that you can take great pride in while enjoying the satisfaction of supporting people to increased independence through supporting and enabling choice and control over their own lives.

The Brothers of Charity Services is a non-profit organisation that provides a wide range of compassionate, person-centred care services to people with learning disabilities. Our Ethos, Vision and Values guide us in our mission to provide outstanding care, support and opportunities to provide dignified and respectful personalised support for people with learning disabilities and vulnerable adults.

Job Summary (Description of main purpose of job)

The Creative Arts Team encourages artists with a variety of learning disabilities to explore and develop their potential in a friendly and supportive environment. We believe that an individual’s interests and vision should be at the heart of their creative experience. Artists often find that joining a group gives them an opportunity to meet people, make new friends or take up a hobby.

A wide choice of arts and crafts are on offer, including drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture, weaving, printing, felt making or other textiles, digital photography and paper arts. Some artists have developed their own distinctive style and enjoy promoting and selling their work through local exhibitions and sales.

Many artists, however, prefer to explore more therapeutic experiences, where the emphasis is on a less conventional means of expression. Here artists can enjoy music, dance, relaxation, aromatherapy, massage or authentic movement.

Our ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Ability to work in a person-centred way both on a 1 to 1 and also within a group
  • Ability to work diversely with a broad range of creative arts mediums in order to respond to the wants and needs of individual artists
  • Ability to motivate and inspire people and to encourage new skills and experiences with minimal intervention
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and also independently on own
  • Knowledge of general arts and crafts material
  • Competent with basic DIY tools and camcorder
  • Previous experience of working with creative arts mediums
  • Experience of supporting groups or individuals, especially those with a learning disability
  • Planning and facilitating workshops with groups to achieve a shared outcome
  • Previous experience of working with non-conventional art mediums, such as music, dance, movement, sensory and therapeutic arts
  • Must be able to work flexibly across organisation

Our offer to you:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Competitive rates of pay for sleep-in shifts
  • Extensive Training, Development and Support Given
  • Sickness Absence scheme
  • Pension
  • Refer-a-Friend scheme
  • Access to Medicash Employee Health and Wellbeing benefits
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Award and Recognition incentives
  • Investors in People Gold Accredited Employer
  • Customer Services Excellence Plus Employer
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Friendly working environment
  • On-site Holistic Therapy Services

For more information about this role and other career opportunities available within the organisation, visit our website on:

Alternatively, you can contact a member of our friendly recruitment team a call on 01257 266 311.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.60 per hour


  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme

Physical setting:

  • Day centre

Work Location: In person

Day Services Support Worker
Brothers Of Charity
Ennis, Ireland
Johanna Cooney
$5 to $25 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
Civic, Welfare & Social Services
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