Preston, Lancashire
£9.54 per hour
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Bank Support Worker

Are you a Bank Support Worker who understands the challenges young people face in day to day life? Do you have a passion to work in a role that will make a real difference? Do you like the idea of working for a business who offer therapeutic and non-restraint support to young people?

Our client have a fantastic opportunity for a Bank Support Worker to work within their friendly and professional Bank Team on a zero hours contract supporting their Residential House in Preston. Experience is not essential as full training will be provided however having a good understanding of the issues young people face will help to make a real difference.

Interviews will take place a week after shortlisting and will consist of a 1-hour interview (15 minute written scenario and 45 minutes competency question based).

Training is carried out at the beginning of each month over 7 days and is paid on commencement of first day of work. Travel expenses are paid over the full 7 days and cover First Aid, Safeguarding, Therapeutic Risk Training and Compliance.

What’s on offer:

- Competitive hourly rate (£9.54 per hour)
- 22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
- Enhanced Superior company pension
- Paid Induction (Running over 7 days)
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Free on-site parking
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service
- Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- Excellent Learning and Development opportunities
- Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (‘Employee of the year awards’, Summer & Christmas parties)

As a Bank Support Worker you will:

- Be a part of direct and indirect care of young people with complex mental health needs
- Act as a member of the team and assist the management staff in giving the highest standard of care possible to all the young people, closely following individual care plans and programme
- Travel between their Residential Homes, schools, shopping, leisure activities etc
- Carry out multiple interventions involving the delivery of care to young people
- Promote independence amongst the young people ensuring continuity of care throughout
- Provide support, advice and information to the young people, parents and other carers
- Carry out further duties as per our attached document

As a Bank Support Worker you will have:

- Flexibility as your role will involve working shifts including nights/weekends/Bank Holidays
- Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
- Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
- The ability to write emails and use Microsoft Office packages
- An understanding of the issues young people face in daily life and the ability to meet the day to day needs of young people, including providing practical support with daily living activities
- An understanding of the issues around confidentiality
- An understanding of safeguarding
- Professional working boundaries between staff and service users
- Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations

Desirable Criteria:

- Full UK Driving Licence
- NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent within Care
- Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs

If you are interested in joining an enthusiastic, motivated business who thrive in developing and rebuilding young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please get in touch today.

The closing date for this position is Saturday 4th April so please ensure you apply before this date.

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 are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

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

Ref: 92494

Refreshed on: 23 April 2020
Closed date: 06 May 2020
Job ref: 92494
Tags: Social Work