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  • Location:

    Yeovil

  • Sector:

    Vetro Care

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £22578 - £25585 per annum, Benefits: **No experience needed just a passion and commitment to support Young People**!

  • Contact:

    Alexandria Arvantis

  • Contact email:

    alexandria@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

  • Job ref:

    J5854

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-01-07

  • Startdate:

    2021-11-16

  • Consultant:

    Alex Arvanitis

Have you always wanted to work with Children or Young People but never had the chance?
 
Or are you a Young Persons Support Worker looking for the next step in your career?
 
We have an AMAZING opportunity for a Children’s Residential Support Workers to join a outstanding 4 bed children’s residential service in Yeovil  supporting young people between the ages of 13/14 with Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) and challenging behaviours.
 
We are looking for proactive, resilient and energetic 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**
 
Salary: £22,578 - £25,585 (sleep allowance included)
Location: Yeovil (BA20 postcode)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time - 39hrs per week (shift pattern is flexible, however, you must be able to do approx 8 sleep-ins per month, weekdays/weekends) 14/24 hour shifts available.
Shift pattern: 2 on 4 off 
 
Benefits:
  • Getting paid to go on bike rides and go to theme parks!
  • Opportunity to do the NVQ level 3 Children & Young People qualification - fully funded!
  • Company pension
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Access to discounts for shopping outlets, restaurants and cinema’s
  • 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
 
As a Young Persons Support Worker you will be responsible for:
 
  • 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 you are passionate about the lives of young people and want to make a real difference, supporting young people, this is the job for you!
 
Click apply today!!