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Children's Support Worker

  • Location: Tewkesbury
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Care
  • Salary: £25000 - £25500 per annum EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE!
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Jordan Allan

I have a fantastic opportunity for a PASSIONATE individual to join a therapeutic and educational children's residential service in Rudford, Gloucestershire.

Your role would be to support children and young adults with emotional, behavioural, social and mental health challenges, in an environment where they feel safe and cared for.

**Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full driver's licence**

No two days are ever the same as a children's support worker so you need to be happy to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. It is challenging, but gratifying work!!

Salary: £25,000 - £25,500

Location: Rudford, Gloucestershire (GL2 postcode)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 39 hours a week

Shift pattern: 6-week rotation (early, late and night shifts)

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to complete the Level 3 Children & Young People qualification and all training funded!
  • Subsidy for cost of living/inflation
  • Travel expenses
  • Annual salary review on performance
  • Casual dress code
  • Contribution toward registered early years childcare costs
  • 31 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Company sick pay
  • Referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

Responsibilities:

  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • To keep the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
  • 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 promote their independence and well-being.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the young people.
  • Ensuring the safety of the students and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
  • Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Experience as a children's support worker, or with young people is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience within another healthcare or social care setting is desirable but not essential.
  • You must hold a Full UK Driving Licence you will be required to transport young people from time to time.
  • You must be over the age of 21.
  • You must be able to commute to Rudford, Gloucestershire.

If you are passionate about the lives of young people and want to make a real difference, supporting young people whilst starting on a career path within health & social care as a children's support worker - this is the job for you!

Click apply today!!

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