Support Worker

Recruiter
Randstad Care
Location
Linlithgow
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 May 2024
Closes
24 May 2024
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Join our specialist support worker team! Are you an experienced support worker or senior support worker? Have you got experience supporting children or young people in crisis? Are you passionate about supporting the most vulnerable children and young people in our community? Do you want to expand your experience and develop your career?

We are keen to speak to dedicated and passionate support workers who are committed to making a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our communities. You will join specialist teams who deliver high level support, create safe environments and offer a deep understanding of how trauma and a young person's journey through life has an impact on current behaviours, communication and understanding.

By joining one of our specialist teams you will enjoy a number of benefits:

  • an elevated pay rate that will exceed existing local pay rates
  • a rolling rota offering consistency and predictability
  • a supportive and close knit team for daily support
  • excellent communication and support from your Randstad local specialist team
  • a variety of pay options
  • an opportunity to use your specialist experience and skills and develop other
  • access to training for professional development

What can you expect from joining a specialist team:

  • an opportunity to dedicate your experience and skills to a child or young person
  • providing day to day support relating to activities, appointments, family contact and much more ideally you will have a driver's licence and business insurance
  • being busy engaging and encouraging the child or young person to take part in activities and form structure
  • providing accurate reports and information to support the development of care plans and goals
  • playing a critical role in the safety and wellbeing of the child or young person

the role - each specialist team will have differences, to excel in this specialist setting you will need to evidence:

  • supporting children and young people in a residential setting
  • confidence to work with colleagues at times of heightened behaviours to de-escalate situations
  • experience of using de-escalation techniques to keep children and young people safe
  • experience making decisions and taking action in challenging situations
  • an understanding of detailed and accurate daily record keeping, incident reporting
  • be creative when engaging and establishing trust with children and young people
  • demonstrate sound communication and judgement
  • clarity over protecting personal and professional boundaries at all times

commitment - as an integral part of a specialist team we are looking for individuals who can;

  • be a consistent part of a team offering dedicated support to a child or young person
  • provide availability and maintain this for the duration of the support required
  • to take time to read relevant reports, referrals and profiles to gain insight to the child or young person

personality - our specialist staff teams are successful because they are passionate and have a deep commitment to providing safety and support when it is needed most. To join this team we look for individuals who demonstrate the following:

  • calmness during crisis situations such as aggression, self harm, destructive behaviours for example
  • confidence in your experience to support you making prompt decisions on a daily basis
  • understanding of how trauma, previous experiences and diagnoses can impact day to day behaviours of children and young people
  • non judgemental keeping an open mind and refraining from criticising even during challenging situations
  • resilience to continue supporting through particularly stressful situations and to keep trying new ways to engage and build trust

Skills and training:

  • Ideally drivers licence and business
  • SSSC registration or willing to do so
  • PMVA trained - ideally or willing to undertake training


What to expect next:
If you are keen to put your skills and experience into one of our specialist teams then please apply today. Once you have applied you will receive a call and email from one of our dedicated consultants.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.