Stockport, Greater Manchester
£20,599.13 - £22,772.32 (Depending on experience)
Permanent
Job description
Senior Support Worker - Young People

Senior Support Worker, Young People
Offerton, Stockport
£20,599.13 - £22,772.32 (Depending on experience)
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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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.

Company Benefits

- A £100 bonus after completing 6-month probation
- Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
- 30 days holiday (Rising to 35 days with service including bank holidays)
- Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
- Healthcare CashPlan with costs provided towards dental and optical care and a range of other healthcare treatments and benefits including discounted gym memberships, online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- Paid Training & Induction
- Enhanced company pension
- Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
- Free parking available and good direct transport links
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme/24-hour Counselling Service
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (Employee of the year awards, Summer & Christmas parties)

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
- Must be able to attend training throughout employment which will be held on weekdays
- 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 with them today!

Additional Information

You will work in a COVID secure environment as all their 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.

They reserve the right to close the advert early, should they appoint a suitable candidate.

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Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closing date: 23 December 2021
Job ref: 105037
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker
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