Support Worker Children’s
Are you a caring and compassionate person who wants to make a difference? Join Progress and help support and care for children and young people in Coventry.
As a Support Worker at our children’s residential service, you will be caring for children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities, Autism, ADHD and associated behavioural challenges.
Children and young people may also be experiencing mental health, self-harming and sexualised behaviours and are socially and emotionally delayed, through neglect and harm.
A support worker will also assist the management team in maintaining a safe and enabling environment that provides positive experiences to children and young adults.
Your role is also vital to the progression of a children and young people. A support worker encourages them to develop new skills and to be the best that they can be. You must be sensitive to the needs of those in your care.
The roles will require you to work unsociable hours, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rolling rota basis.
Who we are looking for
You have a fantastic opportunity to be a part of our team if you are:
- Caring and approachable
- Patient and welcoming
- Helpful and reliable
- Willing to learn valuable life skills
- Enthusiastic and hardworking
About Progress Care
Our goal is to increase resilience and reduce dependency by blending a range of services to provide seamless transitions through residential, foster care, semi-independent and independent living.
At Progress Care, we put the needs of those we support at the centre of everything we do. We care about the support and development of children/ young people and want them to lead regular lives.
Our Company Values
We CARE about our services, staff and the people we support - continually improving the quality of care and service delivery.
We TRUST that staff will work in partnership in all areas - ensuring we are meeting business objectives, goals and targets.
We RESPECT each other regardless of position and provide peer support to our colleagues by working together.
We PROGRESS in our development - personally, as a business, for our professional partners and for the people we support.
At Progress, we have high staff retention rates through
- Personal development opportunities
- Treating you as an individual
- Publicly recognising your achievements
- Supporting you any way we can
- Placing you on a comprehensive training program
- A competitive salary
Staff benefits include
- A competitive salary
- Additional hours available to work plus sleep in payments
- A basic holiday entitlement of 20 days plus statutory bank holidays
- Additional days for long service will be obtained after 2 years and 5 years service
- Full and Part time hours available
- Health Benefits Plan which includes contributions towards dental healthcare, opticians, private consultancy, physio and practitioners and a counselling service.
- Death in Service Cover
- Contributory Pension
- Staff Shopping Discount Scheme
- Holiday Purchase Scheme
- Emergency Days Scheme
- Ongoing Training Opportunities
- Excellent Career Progression
- Refer A Friend Scheme
- Full PPE provided
- Fully structured support for new starters
- Access to a therapeutic consultant
- Annual awards and recognition
- Casual Dress in services
You must be able to demonstrate that you have a QCF level 3 Health and Social Care qualification or equivalent along with, at least and at least two years’ experience in a residential setting.
A full clean driving license would be a distinct advantage.
All applicants will undergo an Enhanced DBS check.
- Residential Care
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
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