Childrens Support Worker
We are a small residential Children’s home for children up to the age of 18 years. We provide care for children with emotional and behaviour challenges.
Position: Support Worker
Location: North West London, Wembley
Job type: Full Time and Part Time available, Permanent
Hours: FT 08:00 to 20:00 and Waking Night 20:00 to 08:00 and (Sleepovers 23:00 to 08:00) including weekends and bank holidays
Salary Range: Dayshift: £11 to £15ph, Nightshift: £11.50 - £13.50 Dependant on Experience and Qualifications
We have an experienced, established core team that have been with us for many years. That means you’ll always have someone nearby who understands what you’re going through and is there to support and encourage you, as well as have a laugh. Our Leadership team come from a Fostering background and that gives all that we do a genuine sense of family. Upon arrival all visitors comment on the ‘homeliness of the home’ and the team call it their home from home. We are passionate about our young people. We dream big dreams for them, advocate relentlessly on their behalf and celebrate their smallest of wins - because “any progress, is good progress”. We respect the fact that this is where our children live, it’s their home (not a unit) and we have the privilege and responsibility of coming into their home and trying to give them an experience of ‘normal family life’. We share meals times and even wear funny slippers to reinforce the point.
Of course you’ll also have the standard: Pension Scheme membership, Fully funded Training, Meals, and refreshments while on shift, and Free Parking.
About the role:
- Actively safeguard and promote the welfare of the young people
- Promote structure, boundaries and routines within the home
- Provide a positive role model for the young people
- As a key worker for young people you will help provide them empower them to regulate their emotions and behaviour.
- Support young people by following a structured therapeutic model of care
- Provide and participate in leisure activities in line with care and placement plans
- We are a paperless office and use Clear Care to reduce paperwork time by 30%, allowing our staff to spend more of their time with the young people
- Experience of working as a support worker in children’s residential setting
- Experience of writing reports to social workers and other statutory reports, or willingness to learn how to do so with support and training provided.
- Level 3 Children’s qualification or supported to do so
- Enhanced DBS will be required
You may also have experience of the following: Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Mental Health Worker, Social Worker, Secondary School Teaching, Youth Worker, Outreach Worker
If you are interested in one of our Children’s Support Worker positions, please apply online today.