Children's Support Worker

  • Location

    Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

  • Sector:

    Children & Younger Adults

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  • Salary:

    £16,832.40 – £19,255.44 per annum DOE + benefits

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Children’s Support Worker, Burton-on-Trent

We are looking for dedicated Children’s Support Workers living close to the Burton-on-Trent area of Staffordshire to work in a residential service for young people aged 8 to 19 years with severe learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviours.

Be part of an inspirational team and make a difference

Our client provides a specialist residential care and education service for young people, creating a safe and nurturing environment where they can reach their academic potential and achieve their promise. Their services are shaped to meet the needs of the people they support. Every service is completely different and will change over time to meet their needs. They promote positive relationships, how to self-manage behaviours, as well as teaching life and communication skills.

As their Support Worker, you will be a fantastic role model to the people you support, you will ensure they have everything they need, and keep them safe and happy! You will support the young people within the home, school and in the community. You will plan and help with activities which can range from circus skills to textiles or drumming to skateboarding. You will deliver personal care where required but most importantly, you will play a key role in helping the young people achieve all their goals both now and in later life, which is a wonderful feeling. 

 I would love this opportunity, what are the hours, salary and benefits?

  • £16,832.40 – £19,255.44 per annum.
  • 39 hours per week on a 3-week rolling rota pattern which includes evenings and weekends.
  • You will be expected to work a shift pattern covering weekends which will include some split shift and sleep-in duties;
  • Paid sick pay ( after qualifying period)& 30 days paid annual leave;
  • 7 weeks holiday;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Fantastic support and funding towards Residential Childcare Level 3.

What experience and qualifications do I need?

  • It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any prior experience as you will be provided excellent training (although prior experience in supporting people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour would be desirable);
  • You will need a fantastic and encouraging attitude to want to achieve and learn;
  • And a natural respect for the dignity and individuality of residents.

Are you the positive role model we are looking for?

This could be just the start of your career, this employer actively promotes from within, so you could be a manager of the future. Our client will provide full training and qualifications to support you fully in your role and will recognise when you have the skills to progress.

If you are excited by this amazing job opportunity and you want to make a difference in a child’s life, then we would love to hear from you.