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Support Worker

  • Salary: £8 - £10 per hour + Sleep-In
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Date posted: 15-08-2018
  • Sector: Support Work, Social Care
  • Job type: Temporary / Shift Work
  • Job reference: SCT - OFSS - EG_1534326814

A client in Reading is currently seeking an experienced support worker to join their expanding service in Reading. You will be working with care leavers aged 16+ years, helping to increase their independence and build on their life skills. Life skills include: budgeting skills, shopping skills, job application and interview preparation, promotion of self-hygiene and self-respect.

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills and can work well on their own and as part of a team. The ideal applicant will have had previous experience working with young people, or children with challenging behaviour.


Days: 07:30-14:30, 14:30-22:00

Sleep-in: 22:00 - 07:30

Benefits for you as the Support Worker:

  • Full-time or part-time hours available
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free training and development
  • Opportunity to become permanent

Your responsibilities as the Support Worker:

  • To provide support when and where it is needed within our semi-independent services
  • To fully understand the aims, objectives and ethos of Outcomes Focused Support Services and reflect these in your daily life.
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures of Outcomes Focused Support Services are adhered to
  • To ensure that regular opportunities are given for young people to feedback on the service and for consultation and to ensure that this information is used to improve the service
  • To keep thorough, confidential and up to date young people records for effective and efficient working
  • To maintain the cleanliness of the premises
  • To be involved in the assessment of young people's progress

Requirements of you as the Support Worker:

  • NVQ level 3 or above desirable
  • Enhanced child and adult DBS
  • Car Driver desirable
  • Have good communication skills, and good written and spoken English

Location: Reading, Berkshire

Salary: £8.50 - £10.00 per hour + sleep-in rate

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Emily Game on 0118 948 5555 for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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