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Support Worker

  • Location:

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £16220 - £18000 per annum + overtime, sleep in rate and pension

  • Contact:

    Tom Cox

  • Contact email:

    tom@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    894628_1549090819

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-04

  • Consultant:

    Tom Cox

Support Worker Jobs - Preston, Leyland, Southport, Penwortham, Chorley, Lostock Hall and Ribbleton

Support Workers required to support Young People with Autism and Learning Disabilities

We are recruiting for Deputy Managers, Senior Support Workers, Support Workers, Bank Support Workers and Waking Night Support Workers to join a large Childrens organisation who provide residential care and education for young people who have mild, moderate and severe autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex learning needs

The homes are located around Preston in Lancashire and the surrounding areas, including Southport, Chorley, Leyland, Penwortham, Lostock Hall and Ribbleton. There are various job vacancies available with great developmental opportunities and growth.

There are various shift patterns available for this organisation with options of full 24 hour shifts and waking nights dependent on role and location.

The Job

As a support worker in the residential care team you will strive to bring out the best in every young person by supporting and guiding them in their daily lives.

You will accompany the young person at school, accompanying them to take part in an activity (walking, horse riding, trampolining, Duke of Edinburgh etc.) or simply assisting them in completion of general daily tasks, including morning and night time routines.

The services are Residential Homes that is linked with a nearby specialist school and college.

The Experience

You will ideally have an NVQ in Children and Young People and previous experience working with Young People with Autism and Learning Disabilities - however we will consider applicants with 6 months experience within the care field as full training will be provided with 6 days paid Induction & Shadowing & training and there is the opportunity to complete your NVQ in Children and Young People (Level 1 to 3) as you progress with your career.

The Salary / Benefits

As a Support Worker you will start on £8.12 - 8.33 p/h depending on location- increasing to £9.70 p/h if you are successful in gaining promotion to a Senior Support Worker

As a Support Worker you will get 33 days holiday (including bank holidays and guaranteed Contracted Hours + Paid Over Time.

Full-time, part-time and relief/bank applications considered. There is also opportunities for waking night Support Workers

We recognise that exceptional people always know other exceptional people, so why not earn £50 to £250 for referring them to Vetro Recruitment.

At Vetro Recruitment, we have over 25 years experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We pride ourselves on the service we offer our candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role. Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.

Vetro Recruitment acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client.

Vetro Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone