Children and Young People’s Support Workers – Days
Dartington, Nr Totnes
£9.34 – £9.98 per hour
Full time – 40 hours
Our client is looking for amazing Support Workers to join the team at their 10 bed Residential and Shortbreak Home in Dartington.
Children and young people with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything our client does, and they want every person we support to have a great life with excellent outcomes. They couldn’t achieve that without all the great Support Workers who join their care teams. It all starts with you!
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Support Worker. Staff come from lots of different backgrounds, people with little or no experience but want a job that involves helping people, those who want a change of career as well as experienced Support Workers. The one thing that links them all together is their desire to work with young people who have learning disabilities, make their lives better, and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence. Our client’s Support Workers certainly don’t see what they do as ‘just another job’.
No two days will be the same as you will get involved in a variety of different tasks and activities whilst helping the young people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose.
As a full-time Support Worker on days, you will work a pattern of 2 days on, 2 days off and as shifts are planned in advance, you will know exactly what your work pattern is so that you can plan your life outside of work. A typical term-time day shift is 07:00 – 10:00 and 14:30 – 21:30 and during school holidays and at the weekend the shift is usually 08:00 – 20:00.
Ideally, you will have previous experience in this sector and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent). Though this qualification is by no means essential, a willingness to gain the qualification within 2 years is required. Defined as a “Good” provider by Ofsted, our client is looking for “Outstanding” staff who will deliver support in a professional, caring way.
In return, our client would like to support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and amazing array of training opportunities. They will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress your career and become one of their senior workers for the future.
Our client is a well-established charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits including 28 days’ annual leave on starting, a company pension scheme and a staff discount scheme.
The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and they expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought, and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
All communication relating to your application, including any invitations to interview will be communicated by email. Please check your spam regularly for missed emails.
As a Disability Confident Employer, our client is committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Children’s Home Regulations 2015, applicants need to be 21 years or over to be able to work at our client’s home.
Closing date for applications: 26th September 2020
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
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