Preston, Lancashire
£21011 - £23227 per annum
Job description
Senior Support Worker, Young People
Fulwood, Preston
£21,011.11 - £23,227.77 (Depending on experience)
£1000 welcome bonus
Full and part time opportunities available

Our client's homes are always a hub of activity and energy where the young people can feel safe, and staff enjoy coming to work. Your role will involve working alongside, and supporting the Deputy and Registered Manager in supervising a team of staff, as well as working with young people to promote independence through support with education, household tasks and general life skills. You will also assist them with everyday life skills including shopping, building positive relationships, and going on holidays. They always encourage young people and staff to bring their hobbies and knowledge into the home whether this be knitting, fitness, cooking or even singing so there is never a dull moment. Part of the role will be managing various levels of self-harm using a least restrictive approach, so you will require a high level of resilience and have a caring, compassionate nature. You will also update online care
records and complete medication administration. In addition, you will be responsible for the general upkeep and tidiness of the home ensuring the young people live in homely environment.

Experience as a Support Worker, or a Senior Support Worker is required, and you will also receive full training and ongoing support & mentoring from friendly residential and clinical team.

The job is highly rewarding which will enhance your previous experience of mental health with the opportunity for excellent career development.

Essential Requirements of a Senior Support Worker

- NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent within Care
- Flexibility - Your role will involve working shifts including sleep ins/weekends/Bank Holidays
- Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
- Basic IT skills (Your role will involve some computer work, completing forms, using an online care system, and writing emails)
- Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
- An understanding of the issues around confidentiality
- An understanding of safeguarding
- A professional working boundary between staff and service users
- Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations

Desirable Criteria of a Senior Support Worker

- Full UK Driving Licence
- Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs

Fancy the challenge? Apply today!

Additional Information

- You will work in a COVID secure environment as all staff are required to be fully vaccinated by 11th November 2021.
- Please note that they do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.
- 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.
- We reserve the right to close the advert early, should we appoint a suitable candidate.

Ref: 104 394
Posted on: 05 November 2021
Closed date: 03 December 2021
Job ref: 104394
Tags: Social Care/Development