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Support Worker - Children and Young People

  • Location:

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £18833 - £20400 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Malcolm

  • Contact email:

    kathryn@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    1343885_1550076084

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-15

  • Consultant:

    Kathryn Malcolm

The organisation:

Our client, based in LN6 and LN3 offers specialist care, support, education and leisure activities for Children and young people aged 8-19 years with complex needs and learning disabilities. The children are supported in both a 6-bed residential and school setting.

The organisation is a long-established provider of quality education and care services to children and young adults, with reports across the board from OFSTED and CQC as good or excellent. The organisation is passionate about their residents living as fulfilled a life as possible. With access to a variety of activities on a daily basis which residents can choose to participate in, including organised trips out, aromatherapy and speech therapy, horticulture and animal husbandry. Community presence is also very important to the organisation and they utilise all amenities available to them as part of everyday life and the running of the home. This ensures that residents are an integral part of the local community and all it has to offer.

I am currently recruiting for a service in LN6 working with 8-16 year olds and a service in LN3 working with 16-19 year olds.

The Role:

You will be working with children and young people aged 8 to 19 who need support both during the school day and at their residential homes. This means you will support them throughout the day, starting in the morning by helping them prepare for school and at breakfast time, helping them with their learning in school or supporting the young people during individual activities and finally assisting them in the evening with their nighttime routine.


In the afternoons and on weekends you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of recreational events and activities. You will also help the young people to develop life skills and grow as a person.


The role will offer you the chance to build positive and supportive relationships with the young people by meeting their individual physical, emotional and behavioural needs.

Shifts:

This role offers a 12 hour shift patterns (for both day and night role) on a 2 week fixed rolling rota working Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun in week 1 and Wed, Thurs in week 2, equating to an average of 38.5 hours a week.

Salary:

£19,809 (rising to £20,493 if you obtain a level 3 diploma after probation period)

Requirements:

  • Reporting to a Senior support worker this role is responsible for providing guidance, support and engagement to children in a variety of settings to include the home, school and on & off site activities, promoting independence and choice where possible and appropriate.
  • Residents have a range of complex needs including severe learning difficulties, challenging behaviour and autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Experience with challenging behaviour, care experience OR a keen interest in this sector
  • An understanding of the care sector and/or challenging behaviour
  • Able to work some weekends

In return:

  • Paid holiday
  • Paid training in their dedicated training centre
  • You will be put forward for NVQ Level 2/3 (if not already completed)
  • 2 week rolling rota

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