Are you a fantastic role model? We are looking for a children and young adult Support Worker close to the city of Cambridge (Cambridgeshire). This job is commutable from the Stevenage (27mins), Cambridge (32 mins) and Royston (11 mins) areas of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
This is only the start of your career you could be a Manager of the future! This organisation has just been awarded "Outstanding" with Ofsted which is amazing! The company has fantastic values, everyone speaks very highly of the Chief Executive. He is so passionate about Specialist Education and support to Children & Young People, in fact before the company was formed he said, "Things can be done differently, we can make a difference".
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 other children. I am 10 years old, I cannot see very well and I’m in a wheelchair every day which can sometimes get me down. I can cry and hit out, sometimes I like to be on my own which isn’t always 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 to school, so I can learn new things. My teachers help me make progress each day.
We do different things every night, such as a nice walk or swimming in the hydrotherapy pool, or I even just chill out in the sensory room. Without the people that help me I wouldn’t have the independence or the fun life that I do.
What are the pay rates, hours and benefits?
- £8.25 per hour without qualifications and £8.75 per hour with the below qualifications.
- Residential Childcare level 3, Childcare level 3, Health and Social care level 3 or Children and young peoples workforce level 3.
- Full time hours, 40 hours per week.
- Day and night shifts are available, you will need to do a mixture of both.
- Morning shift: 7am - 4:30pm; evening shifts: 3pm - 10pm; night shifts: 9:30pm - 8am.
- Generous benefits package, including high street discounts and child care vouchers.
- Fantastic career progression and ongoing training.
What experience do I need to be a children or young adult Support Worker?
It is an advantage if you have experience working with children or young adults or have personal experience of working with a child with learning disabilities. You will ideally hold an NVQ level 3 as mentioned above. However, full training is provided so not essential.
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 so rewarding, make 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.
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- Learning Disabilities
- Social Care
- Young Adults