Children’s Support Worker HREX86890
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.
Pocket Nook, one of our OFSTED outstanding homes which caters for five children and young people with Autism and learning disabilities, are now looking to recruit a number of residential staff to work at our service based in Lostock, Bolton, we have full time and part time opportunities available.
As our Residential Support Worker…
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 Residential Support Worker, you will plan activities for the young people to be involved in, our aim is to give the young people we support at Pocket Nook the opportunity to experience new and fun adventures and experience a lasting sense of achievement and happiness. We are sensitive to individual needs and pride ourselves of working with all our young people in a unique way.
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, others require encouragement and support to be able to become more independent.
Importantly, you will provide a fun and nurturing environment at all times and be able to manage challenging situations and behaviour with the support of your internal team and the teams within the wider trust.
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. We also ask that you are willing to complete QCF level 3 in caring for young people within a residential setting if you do not already hold this or an equivalent qualification.
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 will 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.