Children's Support Worker

Recruiter
Hays Social Care
Location
Brighton
Salary
£8.66 - £9.08/hour free enhanced DBS
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Full Time
Support workers wanted for roles within Children's residential care homes in the Brighton area.

Your new company
Hays Social Care have specialised in children's support work for a number of years. We have become a well-respected market leader in many specialist areas through a constant focus on providing an outstanding service to both our clients and our workers. With Hays Social Care you will be assigned your own consultant who specialises in the area. They will be there to assist you with any queries you may have and will be dedicated to sourcing you opportunities within organisations you wish to work for.

Your new role
In your support role you will enjoy working with and helping children from a variety of backgrounds. Some children will have emotional and behavioural disorders which will require a patient, understanding and helpful nature. You will provide support to children who need help, both emotionally and practically, so they can grow to live happy, comfortable and independent lives. Your duties will include the day to day care of the children such as waking them in the morning, helping them with school work, preparing meals, cleaning and maintaining the home and a range of other duties. You will also be responsible for taking the children on days out, trips and experiences and ensuring their safeguarding at all times. In addition to this you will support the children's emotional development and act as a positive role model in their life. You will be happy to work a variety of shift patterns that could include nights, evenings and weekends. You will ensure any care plans for the children are adhered to and maintain the high standards of the home in accordance with OFSTED and CQC requirements

What you'll need to succeed
In addition to a caring, patient and helpful nature you will have recent experience working with children or working with in a challenging social care environment. You will also have or be willing to work towards relevant qualifications for the role e.g. NVQ level 2/3 in Health and Social Care. Having the ability to be a good role model and a mentor to the children is also essential, along with qualities such as resilience, enthusiasm, personal boundaries and good written and verbal communication skills. A genuine interest in working with challenging young people who can exhibit difficult behaviour is important.

What you'll get in return
You will finish your work satisfied that you have made positive difference to a young person's life. You will be paid a competitive wage, based on your experience and the responsibilities of each assignment. In addition to this you will gain the opportunity to further your experience and skill-set within the social care sector in order to develop a successful and rewarding career.

What you need to do now
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