Children's Support Worker

Recruiter
Vetro Recruitment
Location
South Molton
Salary
26426.00 - 28275.00 GBP Annual + EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE
Posted
02 Apr 2024
Closes
03 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you want to join a truly unique residential service who specialise supporting young people with EBD (Emotional Behavioural Difficulties) on a 2 to 1 basis?

I have a FANTASTIC opportunity for a PASSIONATE and RESILIENT individual to join a residential service in the Barnstaple area of South Molton, as a Children's Support Worker.

The service tailor the care & support they provide, prioritising the needs and wants of their young people. You will motivate young people to take ownership of their own lives whilst encouraging their learning and development.

Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full driver's licence

Job Title: Children's Support Worker

Salary: 26,426 - 28,275 (sleep allowance included)

Location: Barnstaple, South Molton (EX36 Postcode)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Shift pattern: 2 on 4 off

Contract: Permanent

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to complete the Level 3 Children & Young People qualification - fully funded!
  • 2-week fully funded induction package
  • Online and in house training tailored to help support you to support the young people in your care
  • Overtime availability
  • Free meals whilst on shift
  • Casual dress code
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training and CPD planning
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development

Responsibilities:

  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • To keep the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
  • To be able to deal with challenging behaviours when needed.
  • Protect children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
  • Provide support for the children and young people in the home and to promote their independence and well-being.
  • Ensuring the safety of the young people and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
  • Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers and other professionals that may be involved in the young people's lives such as Psychologists.
  • Organise and participate activities and holidays, ensuring risk assessments have been followed.

Requirements:

  • A vocation to support children and young people who have suffered trauma, and an appreciation of the needs of children and young people with SEND and SEMHD ESSENTIAL
  • You must hold a Full UK Manual Driving Licence as you'll be required to transport young people from time to time ESSENTIAL
  • First aid certification or willingness to complete ESSENTIAL
  • Experience working with Young People who display challenging behaviours DESIRABLE
  • Already completed Level 3 NVQ in Children and Young People DESIRABLE

If you want to make a difference and support young people, whilst starting a career in the health & social care sector as a Children's Support Worker this is the PERFECT job for you!

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