Qualified Children's Support Worker
- Full Time
At Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and colleges.
The Together Trust is committed to safeguarding and successful applicants will be required to undertake stringent recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS check.
We have a specialist residential children’s home, Pendlebury which caters for children and young people with Autism and associated learning disabilities. We are now looking to recruit a qualified support worker to work at our service based in Gatley, Stockport, this is a full time opportunity.
You will support children aged from 5 to 18 years of age, being a positive and supportive role model. You will encourage young people to develop confidence, self-esteem and essential life skills. As part of our team, you will work hard to empower our young people, help them break through barriers and experience a range of varied opportunities and activities.
As a qualified member of staff you will key work young people, work closely with the management team, supervise other residential staff and lead shifts.
Residential Support Workers will be actively involved working closely with families and other professionals around the children we support including education staff, healthcare professionals and attending healthcare appointments. You will communicate effectively with parents and carers, be responsible for administration of medication, daily reporting and personal care within morning and evening routines. A number of the young people we support may need assistance with all aspects of personal care, such as bathing and toileting, getting dressed. Some others require encouragement and support to be able to become more independent.
You are caring, passionate, positive, professional and supportive – looking to make a real difference in children and young people’s lives. Experience is preferable but is not essential. What’s more important is the desire for a challenging and rewarding role and a genuine interest in developing your skills through the training we offer.
You must have a QCF Level 3 in working with children and young people or equivalent to apply for this post.
As the team provide 24/7 support, you will need to be flexible and willing to work shifts on a rota basis over a day 7 period, due to the nature of this role you may occasionally be required to take part in sleep over shifts, these are paid in addition to the 37.5 hours at a rate of £62.64 and are not included in the 37.5 hours advertised.
Candidates with a full, clean driving license are encouraged to apply. You must be over 21 years of age to apply for this role due to the age range of the young people in the service. (These roles are exempt from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulation 2006).
This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.
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