You will join our client as a Support Worker and work as a team in a residential home to support 4/5 young people in their care.
Support Worker Responsibilities:
You will follow individual care plans for the young people with the aim to help them move onto independent living in the future. You will support with their therapy, plan social and leisure activities, give medication and complete associated paperwork. You will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team including Nurses, Psychologists and Psychiatrists to ensure our client achieves the best possible outcomes for young people.
Support Worker Requirements:
You do not require any previous experience for this role however our client does require you to be compassionate, calm, resilient and to understand the issues and challenges our young people face. You should be IT literate as there is a requirement to update online care records. You must also be flexible with the ability to work a 7-day rota, completing early and late shift patterns alongside 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 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.
Our client is 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 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. Our client's “no restraint” policy allows for more respectful and thoughtful relationships with young people and avoids traumatisation and consequent escalations in risk.
Job type: Full and Part time opportunities available (Full time hours 37.5 per week)
Salary: £17,550-£19,012.50 per annum (£9-£9.75 per hour) dependent on experience.
Benefits: 22-27 holidays per year (plus bank holidays), Free training and professional development programme, Paid induction, training and enhanced DBS check, Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Free onsite parking, Life Assurance, Online discounts, Refer a friend scheme where they pay £500 for every friend you refer, Annual paid Summer and Christmas parties, Length of service awards.
Closing date for applications: 14th December, 2019
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.