Support Worker - Young People's Services

Whitehaven, Cumbria
£8.55 ph plus sleep-in rate
22 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type

Lavoro Care are currently recruiting Support Workers on behalf of one of our clients, who provide a specialist high challenge turn around service for young people aged 16-21.

We are looking for Support Workers to work in specialist high challenge semi-independent unit supporting  young people with EBD, SHB and associated challenging behaviour. You will assist the young people in the transition from custody / full residential care to semi independence.

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates who are interested in working for a quality care provider who provide ongoing professional development to enable them to build a long-term rewarding career.

Duties will include:

  • Working on shift rotation in the Whitehaven area
  • Building positive relationships and acting as an appropriate role model to young people encouraging pro-social values and addressing behavioural issues.
  • Encouraging independence and motivating young people to engage in life skills i.e. cooking, ironing, budgeting and shopping
  • Maintaining accurate, up-to-date records

Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Have previous experience of working with children and young people / care leavers with complex needs
  • Be passionate about the care and welfare of young people and confident dealing with challenging behaviour
  • NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People
  • Car driver / owner
  • Safeguarding level 2
  • Be IT literate

Candidates must be prepared to face challenges from the young people on a daily basis.

This role is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including DBS clearance, references, ID and right to work checks. Current enhanced, portable DBS certificate are accepted.

If you are interested in this vacancy please email your CV via this job board and call 0151922 9925 for more information.