Behaviour Support Worker, Camden
£13.46 per hour
We are looking for a Behaviour Support Worker in the Camden area of North West London to join a young and rapidly expanding childcare charity service who aim to develop inclusive, high quality play and childcare services and to support parents into work and training.
This is an exciting opportunity for a caring, enthusiastic individual with experience of working with children and young people with complex learning difficulties, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties and those with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
What are the hours and benefits?
- Variable hours available (will need to commit 3-5 hours per week). Sessions run typically on weekends, weekday evenings and school holidays.
- Pension scheme.
- Full induction offered and training opportunities.
Your primary responsibilities will be to support children with and without disabilities during group-based activities at our client’s playcentres, and/or to support children with disabilities in their home or in the local community, providing short breaks for the families coping with the demands of caring for their disabled child/young person. The role will also include:
- To develop and maintain excellent relationships with the children, young people and families who use the service;
- To contribute to and apply a range of behaviour management support strategies;
- Applying and contributing to individual care plans agreed with the family, children and young people;
- To provide a wide range of activities including, but not limited to; personal care, social, emotional and intellectual care;
- Undertake individual risk/benefit assessments.
- Develop and maintain excellent relationships with children, young people and families who use the service.
- To support service users in the management of their own personal care in a sensitive way. This can include bathing, dressing, eating and going to the toilet.
- Administer medication/treatments.
What experience & skills are required?
- Experience of working with children with complex learning difficulties, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties and those with ASD;
- Experience of providing services to people with challenging behaviour and using a range of proactive and reactive support strategies;
- Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and Ofsted standards.
- A relevant Cache/NVQ Level 2 or above qualification in play, childcare or equivalent is desirable.
Being a Support Worker is an extremely rewarding job, so if you are a patient, empathetic person and you are interested, please click on 'Apply’ and we will contact you to discuss further.
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