Support Worker

Job description

We want to hear from caring, enthusiastic and dedicated team players with a can-do approach who really care about the needs of young people. Youll enjoy working with children and young people, providing day to day support, guidance and activities. Youll create a safe, caring and supportive place to live for children and young people.


Pension Auto-enrolment scheme

Pay Care Scheme which gives you cash back for medical costs

Employee Assistance Programme which includes a telephone advice line available 24/7 365 days a year

Perk Box, discounts or free offers on hundreds of well-known high street and online brands

Annual Leave Service Award each year, up to a total of 1 extra weeks holiday after 5 years

Long Service Bonus of £750 given after 5 continuous full time years of employment

Support for your continued professional development such as funding for Level 3 in Residential Childcare and Level 5 in Leadership and Management

Qualification Bonus when you complete your Level 3 (£500) or Level 5 (£750) qualifications, paid in instalments

Refer a Friend Scheme bonus for you and the friend youve recommended for a role

Free meals on shift (for residential roles)

DBS check paid for, and reimbursement of the cost for the update service each year

Reimbursement of your Social Care Wales registration costs each year

New Starter Bonus if youre L3 Residential Childcare qualified when joining of up to £1000, paid in instalments

Essential Job Requirements

Provide a safe environment for the young people in our care

Good communication skills with the ability to develop positive relationships

Be a good team player to provide a high level of care and achieve positive outcomes

Encourage the young people to be motivated and take part in activities, education and extracurricular activities

Have attention to detail ensuring correct information is recorded in all paperwork

Demonstrate a commitment to own training and development

Be able to adapt working practice to the ethos of the home

Have resilience, motivation and determination

Can adapt to challenging and changing situations

Be inclusive to all children and young people

Be confident in using Microsoft Office including Outlook and Word, or willing to learn

Be flexible and able to undertake shift work including weekends and sleep-ins.

Apply for enhanced DBS disclosure and if applicable, overseas criminal records checks

Full UK driving licence

Desirable Attributes

Diploma Level 3 qualified in Children and Young Persons Workforce or equivalent or willingness to work towards the above Level 3 qualification funded by the organisation

Knowledge of current legislation relevant to Childrens Homes

Experience of Ofsted inspections

Understanding of attachment and trauma in relation to young people

Shift Pattern - 2 on 4 off shift pattern followed by sleep ins OR 5 on 2 shift

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Shropshire, England, UK