CURRENT VACANCIES Support Worker

Support Worker

Job Reference: VAC-11496_1533031228
Salary: £17493 - £19531 per annum + £15 night allowance
Salary per: Annum
Job Duration: Permanent
Job Start Date: ASAP

THE ROLE:
Do you want to help a child or young person with special education needs live more independently?
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative individual to become part of a growing team within a newly opened special school for children with complex communication and social difficulties.
The school offers day and residential placements for students aged 6 to 19 years whose difficulties are typically associated with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other associated issues that impact their emotional health and wellbeing and create barriers to learning.
Students are likely to experience challenges with social communication and interaction with others and lack understanding of the everyday social rules. These difficulties can impact on their emotional wellbeing, behaviour and ability to participate in education or engage positively with others.
As a Support Worker, you’ll be helping individuals to live the lives they choose and to ‘empower them to grow’. It’s a really important role, having responsibility for supporting people’s personal, health and care needs. Because you’re with young people for most of the day (or night), you’ll be a vital part of the team that enables them to achieve their full potential.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
” Implement the Waking Day Curriculum for children and young adults, in order to meet their current needs and enable them to achieve on-going development and growth.
” Support and facilitate learning and independence.
” Contribute to planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes and plans.
” Support the maintenance a safe, homely environment which reflects the ages and interests of the Children/Young Adults.
” Assist the Education team (as appropriate for provision) in creating an environment which supports education and learning.
” Develop and maintain effective relationships with parents, guardians, social workers and other professionals and agencies as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
You don’t need to have any formal qualifications however NVQ/QCF in Health & Social Care or equivalent is desirable but not essential as support will be provided to work towards a level 3.
Experience working in a similar environment with young people with complex needs is desirable but not essential as full training is given as part of a detailed induction programme.
Regardless of your experience level, we will work with you to develop your skills and confidence in the role. Every Support Worker receives an extensive induction which includes group-based classroom training, two weeks of shadowing and ongoing training.
The successful candidate will have the energy, enthusiasm and passion to help make a difference.

BENEFITS:
” Life assurance
” Pension plan
” High street discounts
” Childcare vouchers
” Employee assistance programme
” Paid holiday
” Training and Development

At Healthier Recruitment, we are dedicated in finding our candidates their ideal roles. We go above and beyond the basic requirements of our candidates to find roles that not only match their overall package expectations but provide them with an opportunity to secure a position that offers personal fulfilment and the potential to develop within an organisation that shares similar visions and values.
Each and every candidate we work with is different, and therefore we take the time to get to know you and explore the potential career options that suit you best to ensure that your transition into a new role is both a smooth, stress free and enjoyable experience.

Job Reference: VAC-11496_1533031228

Salary: £17493 - £19531 per annum + £15 night allowance

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Permanent

Job Start Date: ASAP

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