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  • Location:

    Gunnislake

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £19760 - £20280 per annum, Benefits: See benefits on job advert

  • Contact:

    Peter Ward

  • Contact email:

    peter@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

  • Job ref:

    J3572

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-06-15

  • Startdate:

    2021-05-03

  • Liquid error: internal
We are looking for positive, enthusiastic and confident individuals to work as a Support Worker for our clients home in Gunnislake that cares for young people aged 10 - 18.
 
The children in this setting have emotional and behavioural difficulties, so we are looking for someone who can be a role model - to provide care and practical support with personal development, building confidence, education and life skills to children in a residential setting.
 
No two days are ever the same so if you crave variety in your work, this is a great opportunity for you!
 
**Due to the rural location, and the tasks involved in the job, we can only consider applications from people who have a full drivers licence and a car**
 
Shifts and Pay
 
£19,760 - £20,280
Full time, permanent contract
Shift patterns are: 8am – 9.30pm working on average 3 shifts per week and you will be required to work on average of 8 sleep-ins per month (this is based on a full time contract) - Overtime hours available.
 
Benefits
  • Staff reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.
Responsibilities
 
As a Support Worker your duties will include;
  • Key working with a particular child - you will play a pivotal role in their day to day life
  • Be a positive influence
  • Support the children to achieve their full potential
  • Assist with daily activities; promoting independence, attending after school activities/clubs, family contact etc
  • Support with education - encourage engagement and help with homework
  • Liaise with external agencies, to advocate for the children
  • Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting. 
Requirements:
  • Experience of working with young people is essential
  • Experience of challenging behaviour
  • You must be a driver as you will be required to transport the 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
  • Experience as a Children’s Support Worker in a similar setting is desirable
If you are interested in being considered, please click APPLY and one of the team will be in touch.