Children's Support Worker

Posted 28 September by Better Healthcare Services

Our Client, a well-known Children’s Residential Care Provider is looking for a Children’s/Young people support worker in London to cover shifts

  • Promote the development of young people
  • Protect young people from threats to their health, welfare, and normal development, both from inside and outside the home. Understand and implement all safeguarding related policies.
  • Ensure that key stages in the stay of young people such as admission and discharge are properly managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans
  • Ensure that young people facing particular crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support
  • Ensure that young people are responsible for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives, supporting them, and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility
  • As a support worker, participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of individual support plans and engaging young people in learning.
  • Contribute to and complete risk assessment regarding clients when necessary.

Can you:

  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment to excellent support and quality
  • Ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures whilst ensuring standards are met at all times
  • Actively promote a culture of high performance
  • Ensure that assessments, personal plans, and related documents are robust, effective and regularly reviewed and that personal plans are understood and followed in respect of each individual
  • Report and record (as required) any accident or incident which may occur, no matter how minor, to the appropriate person
  • Comply with Safeguarding Children and Adults procedures at all times and promote an honest and open culture
  • Communicate appropriately with young people, taking into account their individual communication needs
  • Accurately maintain all records (including personal plans, personal adviser sessions, medication, and financial transaction documentation) as required by the service
  • Work within a flexible rota system adapted to meet the needs of the young people

Are You:

  • Able to communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Of a caring nature with intuitive sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • An active team player but also able to work on own initiative
  • Organised and focussed
  • Reliable, flexible, and adaptive
  • Experienced in working with children/young people within an OFSTED Registered Residential Service
  • NVQ Qualified (Minimum Level 2) in a social care related subject

Successful candidates will have a minimum of 1 year paid experience of working in a similar setting and be available for the day, weekend, and night shifts.

All candidates will be required to provide 5 years’ worth of professional references and undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Location: London

Pay rate: £9 - £14 phr

Contract: Temporary - ongoing

Due to the high number of applications that we receive, only the most suitable candidates will be contacted. Please ensure that you have attached your CV to your application before you press apply so that we can assess your suitability for the role. Before you decide whether or not to apply, please ensure you have read ALL the information provided and make sure that you have the relevant skills & experience for the role.

GOOD LUCK with your application!

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, or age.

Application questions

Have you got 2 years children's residential care experience?
Do you have an NVQ3 in Children's Support work?

Reference: 40974046

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