Support Worker (Young Adults)

  • Location

    Wimborne, Dorset, UK

  • Sector:

    Children & Younger Adults

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £8.41 - £9.39 per hour DOE + benefits

  • Contact:

    Amanda Wright

  • Contact email:

    perms@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    ZL/3820/SW/WIMBORNE/JULY19

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-30

  • Consultant:

    Amanda Wright

We are looking for a Support Worker (Young Adults) close to the Wimborne area of Dorset. This job is commutable from Wimborne (25 mins), Salisbury (26 mins), Bournemouth (32 mins), Poole (34 mins), Ringwood (20 mins), Alderholt (9 mins) and surrounding areas.

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 specialist school, set up to be a haven for these young people aged 16-25 with complex anxiety or mental health needs. The school 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.”

What does a Support Worker do?

A Support Worker is both helper and companion to the young adults they support. In the morning you will help them get dressed, encourage them to get washed, and make sure they eat their breakfast. You may support them in academic and vocational learning, as well as during work related learning. Afterschool or on weekend shifts you’d encourage them to participate in activities and hobbies and help them find what they are passionate about, so they can grow up into the person they want to be.

  • £8.41 - £9.39 per hour DOE and qualifications;
  • Full time hours, 42 hours per week;
  • 52 weeks per year – 4 shifts on/ 4 shifts off rota pattern;
  • Shifts are 8am – 8pm;
  • Generous benefits package, including high street discounts and childcare vouchers;
  • Support and funding towards NVQ/QCF Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Health & social Care (if you do not already hold this);
  • Fantastic career progression and ongoing training.

What experience do I need to be a young adult Support Worker?

It is an advantage if you have experience working/living with young adults or have personal experience of working with people with learning disabilities. However, full training is provided so not essential.

This is a rewarding role; we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the young people that you will work with.

Do you believe things can be done differently? Every person deserves to be encouraged to be the best they can be! Do you want a job that is not only a career, but is so rewarding, make a difference every day!  If this excites you or you are still not sure, don’t worry, click on apply and one of our wonderful career advisers will give you a call to talk you through this amazing opportunity.