Care and Support Worker

Bristol, South Gloucestershire
£17,000-£19,000 per annum
10 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Care and Support Worker – Transforming the lives of young homeless people and children transitioning from care to independent living.

Range of Full-time, Part-time and Sessional hours available on a rota basis.

Salary based on £17,000 - £19,000 per annum (pro-rata) + benefits

Sessional – hourly rate of £8.50 per hour + holiday entitlement with a review after six months and a possible increase up to £10 an hour.

Currently, there are over 100,000 young people in England who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Over 20% of those will be young people leaving the care system. 

18% will go on to attempt suicide in their lives. 

Our Care and Support team work to break the cycle of homelessness by providing supported accommodation and support to 16-25 year olds, and by sustaining independent placements for children transitioning from care where a package of support and accommodation is needed. 

Every day you will:

  • Offer direct support to young people in either a supported accommodation or individual placement setting as part of a wider care package
  • Engage with practical activities, in particular those which promote and develop learning, social skills, healthy lifestyles, arts and culture, aiming to broaden horizons and raise aspirations
  • Support individuals to engage in training, education, employment or voluntary work
  • Promote independence, preparing young people with the resilience and practical life-skills to progress successfully into adulthood and to realise their potential 

Our commitment to you:

As one of only 2% of UK employers to have achieved the coveted Investors in People Gold (6th Generation) accreditation, we offer our people:

  • 25 days leave per year as well as Bank Holidays, rising by one day per year for every year of service (capped at 30) 
  • Perkbox membership entitling you to a range of discounts on shopping, retail and leisure purchases amounting to savings of more than £800 per person per year on average
  • Cash-back health plan, giving you money back on day-to-day healthcare like dental and optical care, prescriptions and GP appointments
  • Yearly Away Days, monthly ‘Hub’ lunch socials, keeping you connected to the heart of the organisation, consulting you about key decisions
  • Monthly support and supervision, supporting your wellbeing and development
  • Bespoke training package to help you map your own career – train to be a CCP leader of the future, or a subject matter expert in a field of your choice 
  • The ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • ‘Refer a friend’ bonus for helping us to successfully recruit someone you have nominated for a vacancy
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Subsidised public transport

Subject to successful completion of your probationary period  

In line with CCP’s Safer Recruitment Policy, appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.