** Children and Young Peoples Support Worker **
** Experience and qualifications are an advantage but full training, qualifications and support will be offered to candidates new to the children's sector or to health and social care as a whole **
** Northampton, Northamptonshire **
** Full time and permanent **
** £18,351 - £21,959 with an additional £4,160 for 2 sleep ins per week = £22,511 - £26,119 **
** Working 5 days over the 7 day week **
Are you looking to work with children and young people whether you are experienced or not? Do you hold a level 3 qualification relating to children or wanting to work towards this? Are you a driver? Then this job is then for YOU!!!
Be part of an amazing team working with children to achieve the aims set out by company within the organisation`s policy framework. The staff team will be responsible for supporting children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties and/or moderate learning difficulties and/or attachment disorder and/or mental health needs and the associated needs of these diagnosis` in all aspects of their lives.
The hours worked are in a shift pattern and include sleeping nights. The Residential Support Worker will be involved in:
The direct care and support of the children and young people living in the house in meeting all their daily needs, emotional, social, educational, physical needs as well as individual needs of race, religion, culture and language.
Record keeping and the preparation of written reports for reviews, care plan meetings, placement meetings etc. To assist the Senior Residential Support Workers in their oversight of the premises and the equipment in the house, maintaining a high standard of health, safety and security.
REQUIREMENT's of the role
An NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification working with children and young people, awareness of the impact of disruptive patterns of life on children and young people, have a working knowledge of effective anti-discriminatory social work practices, have a positive attitude toward research and ability to integrate learning, have an understanding of the developmental needs of children.
A minimum of two years` experience in working with children and young people with emotional behavioural and social difficulties and/or learning difficulties. To be able to communicate clearly and sensitively with children and young people and be able to identify and manage their many needs. To communicate effectively with staff, family members and other professionals. To write clearly and concisely. To be pro-active in developing a team approach. Ability to work unsociable and irregular hours. Being able to drive. Sufficiently mobile, and flexible to travel with clients for appointments.
Also to have the ability to go on holiday with the children and young people which is approx once a year.
If you do not have any of the above, full training and qualifications will be given alongside full support to become competent in what your role.
The successful applicant will also be required to complete a DBS. This will demonstrate a record of any criminal offences, which may be deemed to present a risk to children. Department of Health checks will also be undertaken.
Shifts: An average of 39 hours per week will be worked, i.e.156 hours in a four-week cycle. There are three weeks of 40 hours and one of 36 hours. The shift patterns consist of early`s and lates with and without sleep ins. At the weekend, day shifts vary and can consist of twelve hour shifts with 10a.m to 10p.m being the most common. However, these hours are subject to change to maximise staff cover at the necessary times. Weekend working is necessary. You will be required to do sleep in duties on average twice a week.
To apply for this role please call Sabrina Moussaoui on 07483457916 or email your CV .