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Support Worker - Part Time

  • Location:

    Bridgwater

  • Sector:

    Vetro Care

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £12766 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

  • Contact email:

    cerys@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

  • Job ref:

    J17-1

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-14

  • Startdate:

    2020-09-15

  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

*** CAR DRIVERS ONLY ***

We are currently recruiting for a Part-Time Children's Residential Support Worker to join a small company, based at their children's residential home in Bridgwater.

You will be supporting Young People with Challenging Behaviour and Social, Emotional Difficulties aged between 10-18.

This is a Part-Time and permanent position.

Salary: £12,766 per year inclusive of sleep-ins.
Hours: 5 sessions a month - 24-hour sleep-in shifts.
Shift Pattern to be discussed during telephone screening.
Shifts are 8am-8am.

The Company:

A small but experienced and knowledgeable company. They have four lovely homes that can accommodate 10 young people aged 10-18. The company provide placements for young people with social and emotional difficulties. These difficulties have often come about due to early life experiences such as family crisis or trauma. This affects and has built barriers on the young people’s progress and developments towards their future.

Requirements:
  • MUST be a car driver due to the location of the home and for transporting the young people into the community and to school.
  • MUST be aged 25 or over, due to the policies and regulations of the organisation.
  • NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of supporting people with challenging behaviour is an advantage.
  • Be willing to undertake and complete further training and development, as necessary in order to enhance service delivery.
  • At least two years’ experience of working in care is an advantage.
  • Be passionate about supporting young people with both Asperger’s and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties.
  • Must be resilient, good at boundary setting and sticking to your decisions.

Responsibilities:
  • To act as a caring and authoritative parental figure for young people.
  • To be able to deal with challenging behaviours when needed.
  • Protect children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
  • Provide support for the children and young people in the home and to promote their independence.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers and other professionals that may be involved in the young people’s lives such as Psychologists.
  • To encourage young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the young people.

Benefits:
  • Bank holidays enhancements.
  • Help through qualifications and training.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, click apply! Or refer a friend for up to £250!!