** Children and Young People Residential Support Worker **
** Meldreth Nr.Royston, Hertfordshire**
** Children and Young People with learning difficulties; Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Brain Injury, Degenerative Disorders **
** £17,055 - £19,042 / £8.41ph - £9.39ph **
** Discount schemes, life assurance, training and development, company pension, paid annual leave, child care vouchers, free eye tests, occupational sick pay, refer a friend scheme worth £200 **
** 7.30am - 9pm with an average of 39 hours per week on a 4 week rota pattern of 14 shifts typically requires working every other weekend with occasional night shifts **
BS Social Care are looking for a number of Support Workers to work within a children and young people's residential home with severe and profound communication difficulties within the Hertfordshire area.
About the employer; this employer is a privately ran organisation supporting children and young people with severe disabilities grow their education and life skills to live as independently as possible as they get older.
About the job; you will support the service users with personal day to day care including - washing/dressing/helping with breakfast in the morning and completing care plans. You will work closely with teachers and therapy teams and support throughout day and with recreational activities. This role will allow you to help enable each young person to engage and progress at their own level within a living and learning environment that will enrich the individual`s lives and helping everyone to achieve their full potential as they reach adulthood.
About the ideal candidate; ideally you will have a Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma and basic First Aid knowledge however you will be considered and trained on this qualification if you do not already have it. Ideally have work or personal experience with friends or family members with severe communication, sensory or physical disabilities although not essential. It would also be beneficial to have a driving licence and transport. Due to the nature of the role, you will be able to communicate effectively, have high resilience and patience, have good interpersonal skills, be a robust and positive person, have a creative side and be a team player. You will need to be flexible with being able to work on a shift pattern and cover occasional nights.
In return, this organisation will offer a permanent and full time contract paying £17,055 - £19,042 depending on experience and qualifications. They will offer you a 4 week induction programme including some shadowing the children and young people both in their homes and school as part of training. You will need to complete the Children`s Workforce Development Council workbook in order to pass probation. You will also receive additional training as you progress through your roles. They will also offer discount schemes, life assurance, training and development, company pension, paid annual leave, child care vouchers, free eye tests, occupational sick pay, refer a friend scheme worth £200.
If you would like to apply or you would like further information, please call or email Carla Gunn on 01604 631797 or send your CV