SUPPORT WORKER

Posted 6 June by Pin Point Health & Social Care
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JOB TITLE: Support Worker - Young teenagers

LOCATION: Croydon Area
SALARY: £9.00 - £10.00
RESPONSIBLE TO: Employer
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Supporting young teenagers

We are now looking for Bank Support Workers to carry out day shift work on weekends with young teenagers with Autism and Learning Disabilities

We are looking for dynamic and professional individuals who can deliver excellent standards of care. As a support worker, you will be responsible for supporting children and young people to meet their needs and achieve their goals - based within their home environment, local community and wider afield. This service allows the parents to have a break from caring for their child.

Activities of support will vary from daily living skills; personal care and teaching of life, living and independent skills; to supporting young people with planning and accessing community based activities including supporting our young people to go on short breaks, holidays and enjoy social and leisure activities.

You will have worked in supporting people with difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Autism or complex behavioural needs, experience with young people is not essential but would be a benefit.

Main Responsibilities

To assist children and young people with activities of daily life and living as per assessment. All duties will be varied and personalised to the children and young people's needs these may include:

Facilitating meaningful activities for all young people

Ensuring a balanced healthy lifestyle for all young people

Promoting physical and emotional wellbeing for each young person

Providing emotional and behavioural support as needed for each young person

Facilitating socialisation and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, accessing community activities and social groups.

All staff would be expected at all times to:

Preserve independence & dignity as much as possible

Managing any personal care with both dignity and respect

Report any issues or concerns to the family or manager as appropriate

Observe and report on the children and young person's mental and physical wellbeing

Supporting and develop a good understanding of each young person

To promote equal opportunities and respect diversity, culture and different values

To work in accordance with the Health & Safety Act.

Skills, Experience & Attitude:

An empathetic understanding of the needs of young people with difficulties and disabilities who are vulnerable within society

Physically fit and able to support children and young people on activities and undertake safe manual handling practices

Good verbal and written communication skills

Good level of spoken English

For more information please apply or contact Zoe Barber at Pin-Point Recruitment on 020-8773-3250 or alternatively send your CV to

Required skills

  • caring
  • youth
  • Supporting

Reference: 38150026

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