Children's Support Worker

  • Location

    Cambridge, UK

  • Sector:

    Children & Younger Adults

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £8.75 - £9.70 per hour DOE + fantastic benefits

  • Contact:

    Amanda Wright

  • Contact email:

    perms@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    ZL/3820/CSW/CAMBRIDGE/AUGUST19

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-24

  • Consultant:

    Amanda Wright

Children’s Support Worker, Cambridge

£8.75 - £9.70 DOE and qualifications

We are looking for a Children’s Support Worker to join an outstanding service close to the Cambridge area of Cambridgeshire. This job is commutable from Hitchin (27mins), 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!  We’re looking for someone to support our client’s amazing young people grow and flourish. Be part of a school that provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. The organisation was founded by a CEO who is a passionate advocate for children & young adults with learning difficulties. When he set up his company, he founded it saying “Things can be done better. We can make a difference.”

Every person deserves to be encouraged to be the best they can be and have the best chance in life! This site has fantastic facilities for children including a hydrotherapy pool, sensory equipment and beautiful grounds allowing them to grow and flourish in their own unique way.

What does the role involve?

A Support Worker is both helper and friend to the children you will support. In the morning you will help them get dressed, encourage them to get washed, and assist with their breakfast. After school or on weekend shifts, you’d encourage them to participate in activities and hobbies like going to the park, playing games and swimming. You will also help them find what they are passionate about, so they can grow up into the person they want to be.

*Please note this role will also include supporting children with life limiting illnesses or very complex needs and will include a large amount of nursing/physical care. *

  • £8.75 - £9.70 per hour DOE and qualifications;
  • Full time hours, 39 hours per week; 
  • Day or Night shifts available;
  • Days – 7:30am – 9pm, some shifts 6 hours, some 12 and a half, 4-week rota of 14 shifts;
  • Nights - 8.45pm-8:15am, 4-week rota;
  • Additional £2,790 per annum on top of salary for doing nights;
  • Generous benefits package, including high street discounts and childcare vouchers;
  • Fantastic career progression and ongoing training.

What experience is required?

It is extremely desirable that you have experience working with children/young adults with learning/physical disabilities. You will ideally hold an NVQ level 3 in Children and Young Peoples’ workforce. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle due to the location of this service.

If you are excited by this amazing job opportunity, we would love to hear from you. We are proud to recruit for the Social Care Sector and when you click on apply, one of our friendly careers advisors will contact you to discuss this in more detail. We only employ experts, so you can always rely on us to look after you during your career change.