Support Worker - Specialist College

Ivy Recruitment Ltd
Corbridge, Northumberland
£7.50 - £8.25/hour £7.50 - 8.25 per hour
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Support Worker
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week
Salary: £7.50 - £8.25 per hour
Location: Corbridge, Northumberland
***Please note that Sleep Ins are a mandatory requirement for this role***

Ivy Recruitment are working with a College who are a specialist provider of further education in North East England, offering day, short-break and outreach services, and up to 52-week residential placements for young people with learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions and complex needs.

The ideal candidate would have experience supporting people alongside a strong awareness of learning difficulties in either a social care or education environment.

We understand that although this role is extremely rewarding it can be quite challenging, therefore as a member of the staff team you will benefit from flexible shifts.

The rotas and shift patterns do include day, evening and weekend work as a college requirement, so you will need to be prepared for this.

Please note that you will be required to work alternate weekends.

• Knowledge of the general health, safety and welfare of young people
• Knowledge of how young people develop and learn
• Knowledge of what equal opportunities and discrimination are and how it can be prevented
• Knowledge of what effective teamwork is

Skill and Abilities:
• Ability to follow a work pattern and attend work punctually and reliably.
• To participate in training and development to enable job to be done to the required standard.
• To work as directed and complete tasks reliably and to the required standard.
• Ability to go wherever our young people go, participate, and possibly lead indoor & outdoor activities.
• Ability to be able to communicate clearly and easily with young people and others in a variety of ways.
• Ability to read and understand written work and to write clear and accurate reports/notes.
• Ability to form appropriate professional relationships with young people and others involved in their care.
• Ability to plan, organize and evaluate activities appropriate to the young people’s needs and skills.
• Ability to lead a shift if required and work as part of a team.

Full Clean UK Driving License is ideal but not essential.

In return, our client will give you excellent training including QCF Level 3 and further development, plus a very competitive salary and great benefits including child care vouchers, and employee discount scheme.

For more information please apply now.