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Senior Support Worker (Children)

Posted 1 February by Health & Social Care Jobs Ltd Ended

Are you you be a Senior Support Worker for Children & Young Adults with additional needs? Do you live in Bristol or the surrounding area? This role is an easy commute from Severn Bank (10 mins), Bristol (29 mins), Thornbury (21 mins), and Portishead (20 mins). You will be ideally qualified to NVQ/QCF level 3 in Children and Young people or Residential Care (or Equivalent).

This is an amazing opportunity to work in a residential home that acts as a safe haven for children and young adults with autism and learning disabilities. We’re looking for an experienced Senior Support Worker who wants to join one of England’s best homes for children with learning & Social disabilities, and autism. This opportunity is not one to be missed- the staff love their Chief Executive, everyone speaks very highly of him. His passion is infectious, and he loves to remind his staff why the company was founded: "Things can be done differently, we can make a difference".

Your job will be to directly supervise a team of 3-4 Support Workers as well as assisting the children and young adults though day to day support and kindness. An example of a child you could be Supervising to Support everyday is someone like *Andy:

*Andy is 9. He joined the home a couple of years ago. He lives with 5 other children. Andy has autism. He’s non-verbal and sometimes he finds expressing himself so tough he might hit out or start to cry. Disruptions to his routine scare him, and when he’s really scared he wants to be left alone- but this isn’t good for him and his social development. As a support worker for Andy , they will be there to help Andy get ready in the morning, getting him dressed in his favourite snazzy jacket and making sure he brushes his teeth. The Support Worker will also help him with his activities for the day, showing him what to do and encouraging him to find healthy ways to communicate.

The team will encourage him to socialise and you may be able to make him laugh by telling him funny stories. Most of all everyone will bring him comfort by being a warm and reliable team. With your help, Andy will become more and more independent and happy, knowing he is safe and that you have the patience to help him.

What are the pay rates, hours and benefits of being a Children’s Senior Support Worker?

  • £19,240 - £19,760 per annum, DOE & qualifications
  • Full time hours, 40 hours per week;
  • Working a mixture of shifts including 7.30 - 15:00 or 14:30 - 22:30;
  • Generous benefits package, including high street discounts and child care vouchers;
  • Fantastic career progression and ongoing training.

This could be the next step in your career, meaning you must have worked with children or young adults with learning disabilities in the past. It is also important that you know how to drive so that you can use the company cars while on the job.

Care really can be done differently- if you feel this in your bones than come and help children like Andy Just click apply, and one of our lovely team will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about the job and progress your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

*Please note name has been changed.

Required skills

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Support Workers
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Reference: 34369496

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