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Support Worker - Children's Home

  • Salary: Up to £19000 per annum
  • Location: Swanley, Kent
  • Date posted: 12-04-2018
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00003209_1523530659

We have opportunities available for Support Workers. Working with a highly respected and reputable care provider for vulnerable children and young people in a residential setting.

This role would suit anyone who is looking to take a positive step toward career progression as this role offers an abundance of opportunities to gain specialist training, fully funded qualifications relevant to Health and Social Care plus opportunities for career development into senior roles.

What's on offer

  • Generous Salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Clear progression path
  • Regular specialist training opportunities
  • Opportunity to gain further qualifications (fully funded)
  • Opportunity to work with highly respected organisation



Role/Responsibilities

As the Support Worker your main purpose will be to deliver person centred support to the vulnerable children and young people in the service and support them to achieve the best outcomes in every day life. Below is a list of some of the responsibilities to give you a general understanding of the Support Worker position.

  • Establishing relationships with young people
  • Encourage and support people who use the services to express their views and needs
  • Provide emotional support at times of distress
  • Keeping accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings
  • Act as a role model at all times
  • Actively safeguard and promote the welfare of the children/young people.
  • To work in accordance with the Children's Homes Regulations, other statutory guidance, and co-operate with any inspection process

Requirements

As the Support Worker you must have:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce *or equivalent*
  • 6 months experience in a children's residential care setting
  • Strong understanding of young people and the issues and behaviours they struggle with
  • Flexibility to work weekends, evenings and sleep ins

For more information and to be considered for this Support Worker position please contact Drew Marlow at Charles Hunter Associates on 0118 948 5555