Support Workers needed in Brighton and Hove for Children and Young adults with LD and Challenging Behaviour.
Your new company
Hays Social Care have specialised in support work for a number of years. We have become a well-respected market leader in many specialist areas through a constant focus on providing an outstanding service to both our clients and our workers. With Hays Social Care you will be assigned your own consultant who specialises in the area. They will be there to assist you with any queries you may have and will be dedicated to sourcing you opportunities within organisations you wish to work for.
Your new role
In your support role you will enjoy working with and helping young people from a variety of backgrounds. Some service users will have emotional and behavioural disorders and some with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders; this will require a patient, understanding and helpful nature. You will provide support to service users who need help, both emotionally and practically, so they can grow to live happy, comfortable and independent lives. Your duties will include the day to day care of the young people, such as waking them in the morning, helping them with educational tasks, preparing meals, cleaning and maintaining the home and a range of other duties. You will also be responsible for taking the young persons on days out, trips and experiences and ensuring their safeguarding at all times. In addition to this you will support the emotional development of the young people and act as a positive role model in their life. You will be happy to work a variety of shift patterns that could include nights, evenings and weekends. You will ensure any care plans for the service users are adhered to and maintain the high standards of the home in accordance with OFSTED and CQC requirements.
What you'll need to succeed
In addition to a caring, patient and helpful nature you will have recent experience working with young people and working with challenging behaviour or learning disabilities. You will also have or be willing to work towards relevant qualifications for the role e.g. NVQ level 2/3 in Health and Social Care.
Having the ability to be a good role model and a mentor to the young persons is also essential, along with qualities such as resilience, enthusiasm, personal boundaries and good written and verbal communication skills. A genuine interest in working with challenging young people who can exhibit difficult behaviour is important.
What you'll get in return
You will finish your work satisfied that you have made positive difference to a young person's life. You will be paid a competitive wage, based on your experience and the responsibilities of each assignment. In addition to this you will gain the opportunity to further your experience and skill-set within the social care sector in order to develop a successful and rewarding career.
What you need to do now
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