We are looking for a fantastic role model to be a Children’s Support Worker in a residential setting close to Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire. They provide onsite accommodation for their support workers too, so you really get to be part of the community you're helping, and there will be no need to travel.
Before the company was formed the CEO said: "Things can be done differently, we can make a difference". Then he did- and the company continues to make a difference every single day. We're looking for someone who understands the passion behind that statement to join a residential home rated 'Outstanding' by OfSted.
Your days will be as varied as the children you look after. As a Support Worker for Children or Younger Adults, you could help someone like David:
"My name is David* and I live in residential home next door to my school with 8 other children. I am 10 years old, I cannot see very well and I’m in a wheelchair every day which can sometimes make me sad and I can cry and hit out. Sometimes I get like I want to be left alone but that isn’t always good for me. But I have a Support Worker , she's called Janice*, she comes to find me in the mornings, she tells me lots of funny stories, helps me get ready for the day and take my medicine. She will also help me to dress so I look really good and takes me to to school, so I can learn new things. My teachers are pretty awesome too.
"Then Phil*, one of my other Support Workers, comes to see me later and helps me do my homework and cooks me a lovely tea. We made pizzas yesterday! We do different things every night, such as a nice walk, or swimming in the hydrotherapy pool, or even just chilling out in the sensory room! He reads me a bedtime story and makes sure I’m cosy and warm in bed before turning off my light. Without the people that help me I think I'd be a lot more sad, but they help me have lots of fun and grow up!"
What are the pay rates, hours and benefits of being a Children’s Support Worker?
- £8.25 rising to £8.75 per hour after probation and completion of level 3 in childcare or health and social care.
- Full time hours, 36 hours a week
- Day & Night shifts are currently available. Nights are 9pm till 8am
- Generous benefits package, including high street discounts and child care vouchers.
- Fantastic career progression and ongoing training.
What experience and experience do I need to be a Children’s Support Worker?
You must have worked with children, or have personal experience of working with a child with learning disabilities. It is desirable if you have your NVQ level 3 in children or young people, or be willing to work towards this. You will also be a car driver.
Do you believe things can be done differently?
Every child deserves to be encouraged to be the best they can be! Do you want a job that is not only a career, but is rewarding and makes a difference every day! If this excites you or you are still not sure, don’t worry, click on apply and one of our wonderful career advisers will give you a call to talk you through this amazing opportunity. *name has been changed
- Child Protection
- Learning Disabilities
- Residential Care