Children and Young People’s Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 01/21/0084/ROB/EP
  • Date Posted: 16 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Lifeworks Charity
  • Location: Totnes
  • Salary: £9.34 to £9.98 Per Hour
  • Sector: Membership Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Children and Young People’s Support Worker
Dartington, Totnes
£9.34 - £9.98 per hour (plus a night premium £1.97 per hour)
Days/Nights (various shift patterns available)

We are looking for amazing Support Workers to join the team within our 10 bed Residential & Short Break Home in Dartington.

Example of shifts on offer:

Nights - As a full-time Support Worker, you will work 21:15pm – 09:15am during term time and on Saturdays and during school holidays it is 20:00pm – 08:00am with a working pattern of 3 nights on, 3 nights off.

Days - As a full-time Support Worker, you will work a pattern of 2 days on, 2 days off and as shifts are planned in advance, you will know exactly what your work pattern is so that you can plan your life outside of work.

Early to School (part time) - You will work a pattern of weekdays 7:00am - 10:00am during term time only.

Part-time hours are agreed at the point of job confirmation and discussed within the interview. Bank staff are able to work with us to choose their hours to meet business needs within our standard shift patterns.

Children and young people with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and we want every person we support to have a great life with excellent outcomes. We couldn’t achieve that without all the great Support Workers who join our care teams. It all starts with you!

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Support Worker. Our staff come from lots of different backgrounds, people with little or no experience but want a job that involves helping people, those who want a change of career, as well as experienced Support Workers. The one thing that links them all together is their desire to work with young learning-disabled people, make their lives better, and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence. Our Support Workers certainly don’t see what they do as ‘just another job’.

No two days will be the same as you will get involved in a variety of different tasks and activities whilst helping young people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose.

Ideally, you will have previous experience in this sector and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent). Though this qualification is by no means essential, a willingness to gain the qualification within 2 years is required. Defined as a “Good” provider by Ofsted, Robins are looking for “Outstanding” staff who will deliver support in a professional, caring way.

In return, we would like to support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and an amazing array of training opportunities. We will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress your career and become one of our Senior Workers for the future.

We are a well-established charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits, including 28 days’ annual leave on starting, a company pension scheme and a staff discount scheme.

Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and they expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought, and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.

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Other organisations may call this role Trainee Support Worker, Children’s Support Worker, Young People’s Support Worker, Young Person’s Support Worker, or Trainee Social Care Worker.