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Senior Support Worker - Young People

  • Location:

    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

  • Sector:

    Vetro Care, Support Work, Home Care, Care Management, Social Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £24267 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alexandra Watts

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  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Alexandra Watts

We are looking to appoint an experienced and compassionate Support Worker for a Team Leader position in a 2 bedded children's service based in Norton, Stoke on Trent.

The organisation provides Therapeutic care and are well known for their specialist interventions and assessment framework for Young People with a history of Sexualised Harmful Behaviour & Child Secual Exploitation.

The Role

  • Salary: £24,267.00 p/annum
  • Location: Norton, Stoke on Trent
  • Shift Pattern: 5:2 over two week period
  • Permanent, Full time position

Week 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday Sunday (followed by a sleep as and when required)

Week 2 - Wednesday, Thursday (followed by a sleep as and when required)

This is a rewarding opportunity to work with children in a residential care setting, providing day to day support, guidance and activities to children and teenagers, our aim and yours should be to transform the lives of looked-after children.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to lead staff teams to provide a high level of care.
  • Provide a safe environment for the young people in our care.
  • Experience leading or managing staff in a residential childcare setting.
  • Be flexible and able to undertake shift work including weekends and sleep-ins.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Diploma Level 3 qualified in Children and Young Persons Workforce, Social Work Degree or equivalent or willingness to work towards the above Level 3 qualification.
  • Up to date knowledge of the current legislation governing the sector.

The Successful Candidate

  • Level 2 or Level 5 Team Leader or Management qualification.
  • Experience of Ofsted inspections.
  • Understanding of attachment and trauma in relation to young people.
  • Experience of professionals meetings and working constructively with the professional network.

Benefits You Can Enjoy

  • Pension Auto-enrolment
  • Pay Care Scheme, this is a company health care benefit.
  • Perk Box, this allows the employees to get discounts or free offers on hundreds of well known high street brands.
  • Annual Leave Service Award
  • Childcare vouchers, aiming to assist employees with families.

For a full job description and more information on this role please call Alex on 029 21 660 880 or apply via this job ad.

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Job Type: Full-time

Location: Norton, Stoke on Trent

Saary: £24,267.00