Children & Young Peoples Support Worker (Car Drivers Only)

BS Social Care
Bridgwater, Somerset
£20226 - £21960/annum
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A well established Children Services are now recruiting for Support Workers for their 3 to 8 bed Residential Care Homes in Bridgwater, Somerset. You will be supporting Children & Young People from 8 - 18 year olds who have been in the care systems for various reasons from neglected backgrounds, sexual exploitation and other traumatic situations (some may display challenging behaviour).

Main Job Role:
- This is a professional parental role offering therapeutic / emotional support
- Work together in a team to help get them up in the mornings to putting them to bed at night
- Get involved in preparing & helping them with meals (Breakfast, dinner and lunch)
- Support them out in the community
- Get stuck in with their daily 121 / group activities - bowling, going for a walk, education activities...
- Assist, help & support with personal care

Qualifying candidates:
- Have life, paid, personal or voluntary experience in care (any sector / setting)
- Must have a manual driving license with your own vehicle
- Must 21 years old or over
- To get the higher pay rate, you MUST have Diploma / NVQ / QCF Level 3 in either:
Children & Young People`s Workforce OR Health & Social Care (Children & Young People)

Contract / Terms:
- Salary with sleepins = £20,226.00 - £21,960.00 per annum (£8.15 - £9 an hour)
- Level 3 qualified candidates will be on £18,360.00 salary per annum (£9 an hour)
- Unqualified candidates will be on £16,626.00 salary per annum (£8.15 an hour) and will increase to £17,646.00 per annum (£8.65 an hour) after 6 months probation period
- Sleepins are paid at £30 per sleep = £3,600.00 per annum
- You will work 10 shifts per month (24 hours shifts)
- EXAMPLE SHIFT: 10am - 12am (sleepin) 7am - 10am (17 hours work & 7 hours sleepin)
- Monthly shift patterns will be: 2 shifts on and 4 days off

Benefits (pro rota):
- You will be provided with an excellent training program with full support
- Will be given the chance to complete your NVQ / QCF level 3
- Discount on high street brands and shopping
- Childcare vouchers
- Company Pension scheme

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