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Senior Support Worker

  • Location:

    Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

  • Sector:

    Services for children

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  • Salary:

    Up to £21994 per annum + Plus sleepins

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Job Description

Senior Residential Support workers -
Location: Ferryside, Wales
Permanent - Full Time
Salary £21,994.57 plus sleepin allowance and overtime
39 hours per week

We are looking for passionate, energetic and aspirational individuals to work within our clients teams.

Their Children's Home situated in Ferryside, Carmarthenshire are seeking a Permanent Full-Time Senior Support Worker. This three bedroom home offering an intensive level of support and care for difficult to place young people including those with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties. As a Senior Support Worker at their children's home in the Ferryside - Kidwelly area you will be a key member of their team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to their young people. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with our young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and explore new opportunities and interests. Participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

As a Senior Support Worker, you'll be doing the following:
" Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
" To assist the management team with the supervisions of junior staff
" Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture
" Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people's physical, behavioural and emotional needs.
" Be the young person's champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
" Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
" Support young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour.
" You will be assigned a key child and play a pivotal role in their day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies
" Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting

Level 3 in Children and Young People qualification is essential for this role. Successful applicants will have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour.

Due to the location of the Home near Ferryside-Carmarthenshire, you would need to be a driver and have your own car.

Benefits when you join us:
" 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
" Group Pension
" Travel Insurance
" Cycle to work scheme
" Dental Insurance
" Reduced price Gym membership
" Gourmet Society Card
" Healthcare cash plan
" Online benefits portal and high street store cashback rewards
" Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported

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