Preston, Lancashire
£20,344.82 - £22,491.18 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Support Worker

You will join our client as a Senior Support Worker in their residential home 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. You will assist in the co-ordination of shifts, ensuring 1:1 time is planned for the young people as well as the facilitation of appointments and planned activities. You will also take the lead in managing this in the absence of the Team Leader. You will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team including Nurses, Psychologists and Psychiatrists to ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes for their young people.

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. 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 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 our young people to appointments and activities.

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

They reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest.

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: Preston

Job type: Full time opportunities available (Full time hours 37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £20,344.82 - £22,491.18 per annum (£10.43 - £11.53 per hour) dependent on experience.

Benefits: 28 days holiday including bank holidays rising to 35 days with increased years service; Paid 2 week full induction before you start; Opportunity to complete your Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker qualification; Excellent career progression; Paid enhanced DBS check; Enhanced Company Pension Scheme; 24 hr Employee Assistance Programme and counselling; Free onsite parking; Life Assurance; Online discounts; Refer a friend scheme where we pay £500 for every friend you refer; Annual paid Summer and Christmas parties; Length of service awards.

Closing date for applications: 29th February, 2020

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Senior 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.

Ref: 91744

Posted on: 03 February 2020
Closed date: 29 February 2020
Job ref: 91744
Tags: Support Worker