Liversedge, West Yorkshire
£19,424 - £21,059 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Support Worker

You will join as a Senior Support Worker to support 4 / 5 young people in their care.

Senior Support Worker Responsibilities:

You will support with their therapy, plan social and leisure activities, give medication and complete associated paperwork. You will also support the Team Leader and Residential manager to ensure the running of the home is maintained to the highest standards.

Senior Support Worker Requirements:

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience of working with young people with mental health needs and will have a relevant level 2 care qualification. You will have the ability supervise staff and be IT literate as there is a requirement to update online care records. Be flexible with the ability to work a 7 day rota, completing early and late shift patterns alongside 1 sleep ins (usually 1 per week) for which an additional payment is made. Having a driving licence is not essential but it is beneficial to help transport their young people to appointments and activities.

Our client operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

They are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community. As an employer they are also committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all their staff.

About our client:

Our client provides residential services for young people and young adults aged 16-30 years old who have been discharged from psychiatric inpatient stays or secure children’s homes. Their aim is to support the young people using an innovative therapeutic approach and least restrictive practice to enable them to live in a non-secure community setting and to achieve their individual goals in preparation for transition to adult life. Their “no restraint” policy allows for more respectful and thoughtful relationships with young people and avoids traumatisation and consequent escalations in risk.

Location: Liversedge

Job type: Full Time, Permanent; 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £19,424-£21,059.93 per annum (£9.97-£10.80 per hour) dependent on experience.

Benefits: Enhanced company pension, Enhanced maternity / paternity leave, Minimum of 30 days holidays, Company sick pay, Recruit a friend scheme, Employee of the year awards, Employee Assistance programme / counselling service, Free on-site parking Paid ,DBS check, Online shopping discounts, Life Assurance.

Closing date for applications: 23rd November, 2019

You may have experience of the following: Senior Support Worker, Senior Care Worker, Care Assistant, Care Staff, Social Care, Social Worker, Social Work, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Young People, Vulnerable People, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Voluntary, etc.

Ref: 89982

Posted on: 25 October 2019
Closed date: 22 November 2019
Job ref: 89982
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker