Support Worker Children’s Home
Position: Support Worker - Residential Children’s Home
Location: King’s Lynn
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £20,321 - £21746 DOE per annum pro rata, Sleep-in rate is £56.92
Hours: 30 - 38 hours
Closing Date: 2nd May 2022
Nobody chooses the family or circumstances they are born into. The charity firmly believes that with the right care, there is no limit to what can be achieved.
We have an opportunity for a Support Worker who will be working day in day out with the young people living in the children’s home.
The charity work across East Anglia with children and young people on the edge of care, in care and leaving care. Whether you’re interested in working in one of the residential homes and short breaks for children with disabilities, the pioneering Staying Close Staying Connected project or vital essentials like the family assessment centre and wraparound care offer, one thing is universal: you’ll be joining a team of passionate and dedicated individuals who want the very best for the young people they care for.
The organisation invests in the future of staff just as it does for the young people in the services, striving to provide the highest quality of care, so whether you’re just starting your career in children’s social care or are already qualified, you’ll be supported, recognised and rewarded for your essential part in this vital work.
About the Role
As a support worker you’ll be working hands-on day in day out with the young people living in the children’s home. A typical day might see you supporting a young person with their school work and taking time to get to know them while you share dinner together, or meeting with other professionals involved in the young person’s care. You’ll be responsible for their safety and any decisions made about the day-to-day running of the home, supported by senior transition workers, team leaders and the home’s management team.
To be successful in the role you’ll be patient, a good team player, and a problem solver.
In your role, you’ll have access to the following benefits:
To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UK Visa's and Immigration (UKVI) requirements, all prospective employees will be asked to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. You will be asked to see and take a copy of an appropriate official document as set out in the UKVI guidelines. Do not send anything now, further information will be sent to you should you be invited to interview.
We are committed to equality of opportunity. Your current immigration status will not be taken into account when assessing your application against the selection criteria for the post. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
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