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  • Location:

    Plymouth

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Contact:

    Peter Ward

  • Contact email:

    peter@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

  • Job ref:

    J3189

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-21

  • Startdate:

    2021-04-08

  • Liquid error: internal
We have an AMAZING opportunity for a Support Worker to join a fantastic children’s residential service in Plymouth supporting young people between the ages of 8-18 with Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) and challenging behaviours.
We are looking for enthusiastic, resilient and motivated individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of young people; to enable them to develop socially, emotionally and behaviorally in a setting where they feel safe and cared for.
No two days are ever the same, so you need to be happy to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. It is challenging but incredibly rewarding work!!
You will be committed, passionate and able to engage, encourage and mentor the young people, whilst having a whole lot of fun! Getting paid to play football, computer games and going to theme parks is certainly a perk of the job!!
**Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full drivers licence and a car**
  • Hours: Full time and permanent - 39hrs per week (shift pattern is flexible, however, you must be able to do sleep-ins, weekdays/weekends) 12/24 hour shifts available.
  • Shift Pattern: 7.30am – 11pm- sleep / 7am – 11pm - sleep / 7am – 8am. You will work between 4-8 sleep in shifts a month.
  • Salary: £21,095 - £25,605  (sleep-in allowance included)
Benefits:
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Sick Pay
  • Opportunity to complete the QCF Level 3 Children’s Residential Qualification - fully funded!!!!
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training and CPD planning.
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development.
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Encouraging young people to participate in activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • Keeping the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
  • Dealing with challenging behaviours when needed.
  • Protecting children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
  • Providing support for the children and young people in the home and to promote their independence and well-being.
  • Maintaining a safe environment for 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.
  • Developing and maintaining 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.
  • You must be a car driver as you will be required to transport young people from time to time.
  • You must be over the age of 21.
  • NVQ or QCF level 3 in Children & Young People is desirable.
 
If this position sounds of interest, please click "Apply"