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Support Worker (Children)

Posted 31 January by Health & Social Care Jobs Ltd Ended

We require a fantastic role model to be a Children’s Support Worker in the Bristol area.

Do you have the passion to make a difference to a Child or Younger Adult? It will require a big heart, patience, and hard work, but we could have the position for you. We think it really shows how great the place is to work when everyone speaks very highly of the Chief Executive: he is passionate about Specialist Education and support to Children & Young People, in fact before the company was formed he said, "We can do better, we can make a difference." They do.

As a Support Worker for Children or Younger Adults, you could support 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 can be hard and I can get sad, and I can cry and hit out. Sometimes I like to be on my own and sometimes that isn't good for me. I have a Support Worker called Janice*, she comes to find me in the mornings, she tells me funny stories, helps me get ready for the day and take my medicine. She will also help me to dress smart and take me to school, so I can learn new things.

"Then there's Phillip*, one of my other Support Workers, he comes to see me later and helps me do my homework and cook me a tea. We made pizzas yesterday! We do different things every night, such as going outside to explore or look at the garden or sometimes we go swimming in the hydrotherapy pool, or sometimes we chill 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. I like Janice and Philip, they're really cool and nice. They help me live better and happier and we have so much fun!"

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

  • £8.25 - £8.75 per hour, DOE & qualifications.
  • Full time hours, shifts include, early mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights.
  • 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. You will ideally hold an NVQ level 3 in children and 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. This is a job that is not only a career, but is also rewarding and makes a difference every day. If this excites you click Apply today. When we get your application one of our specialist advisors will be in touch to talk about the opportunity and answer any questions you may have. *Please note all names have been changed to protect confidentiality

Required skills

  • Child Support
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Residential Care

Reference: 34359307

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