Childrens Home Shift Leader / Senior Support Worker

Bristol, England
£19968 - £21216 per annum + Benefits
23 Aug 2018
20 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A well established Education and Residential Children Services are recruiting for Senior Support Workers / Shift Leader for their 2 residential Children`s home. One of the homes is a 6 bed home in Pilning, Bristol and the other home is a 4 bed home in Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire (you will have to be flexible to work at either homes sometimes). You will be supporting children & young people between the ages of 8 - 19 year olds who have ASD (Autism) and Aspergers who have associated co-morbidities such as self harm, EBD, ADHD who will display challenging behaviour (more verbal).

Main Job Role:
- Staff supervision / shift leading
- Practical, therapeutic and emotional support of children
- Implementing PRICE model of positive behaviour support
- Overseeing house in manager`s absence
- Reporting and recording in line with Ofsted compliance
- LAC reviews / liaising with external professionals / MDT meetings
- In charge of rosters and covering shifts
- Update risk assessments, health & safety checks, care and support plans

Qualifying candidates:
- Experience working with children with autism and/or challenging behaviours, preferably in residential care
- Must be 21 years old or over
- Must be a car driver with your own car
- MUST have a qualification to work in children residential care home. We accept the following qualifications: Diploma / NVQ / QCF level 3 in:
* Children & Young People`s Workforce
* Health & Social Care in Children
* Health & Social Care in Social Care Pathway
* Caring for children & young people
* Residential childcare
WE DO NOT accept Health and social care in Adults.

Contract / Terms:
- Salary is £19,968 - £21,216 per annum = £9 - £10 per hour
- 40 hours a week between Mondays to Friday plus alternative weekends
- Shifts will be a mixture of earlies (7 - 3), lates (2 - 10) and occasional sleep-ins if and when required
- Shared on call duties

Benefits (pro rota):
- Excellent induction, training and development programme
- Online staff discounts from a range of benefits (Highstreet discounts & Child care vouchers)
- Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
- Career progression - this is an exciting time to join as there are a number of progression opportunities imminent, due to the opening of several new homes
- Further qualification training support
- Life assurance
- Up to 6 weeks paid holiday
- Pension scheme

If you have the right skills or experience for this role; then please call Jeet on 0117 9221130 or email your CV with the job reference number to: - thank you and good luck with your job search