Break Intensive Care Children's Support Worker

£20,321.00 - £21,433.00 Per Annum
Kings Lynn
England, East of England, East Midlands, Lincolnshire
Permanent

Intensive Care Children's Support Worker

Location: King’s Lynn

Job type: Permanent 

Salary: £20,321 - £21,746 DOE per annum pro rata, Sleep-in rate is £56.92

Hours: 30 - 38 hours

Closing Date: 2nd May 2022

About Us

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. 

Why here?

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 will be supporting the children in our care carry as much responsibility for their own lives as they can reasonably and demonstratively be expected to manage, keeping them informed of their circumstances and rights, involving them in day-to-day planning of their lives and supporting and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility.

To be successful in the role you’ll be patient, a good team player, and a problem solver.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To work as part of the care team.
  • To access identified developmental opportunities for children in our care. 
  • To deal effectively with difficult and abusive behaviour, with knowledge of the needs of troubled children
  • To partake in meetings and work with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Effectively record daily logs, and other information and  maintain confidential records
  • To maintain a home environment that is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the children in our care.
  • Where possible, to ensure children in our care are included in any decision-making related to the day-to-day running of the home/shifts.
  • To implement management decisions in a manner that provides an empowering, positive experience for children in our care.

In your role, you’ll have access to the following benefits:

  • Free, career-enhancing qualifications
  • A referral scheme offering the same two payments as the golden hello if you recommend a contact who goes on to be employed by Break.
  • A benefits platform enabling you to access discounts across a range of shops, venues and services.
  • A free counselling service to all our employees.
  • The opportunity to influence the strategy and direction through the Staff Consultation Forum.
  • Life assurance to the value of 3x your annual salary.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Free flu jabs.

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.

You may have experience in roles such as Support Worker, Care Worker, Children’s Home, Children’s Support Worker, Children’s Care Worker, Youth Worker, Family Support Worker, Children's Residential Support Worker, Residential Youth Support Worker (Children's Homes), Residential Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Children's Residential Senior Support Worker, Residential Youth Support Worker, Residential Youth Support Worker.

 

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