Senior Childrens Support Worker

Company:  CV-Library
Location: Stafford
Closing Date: 16/07/2024
Salary: £32,000 - £33,800 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Senior Children's Support Worker Salary: £32,000 - £33,800 (dependent on number of sleeps) Location: Stafford Benefits: * Fully funded Blue Light Card * Cash back scheme covering dental, optical, and physiotherapy expenses * Free meals during shifts * Pension contributions via auto-enrolment * Comprehensive induction program * Fully funded training and development programs for career progression * Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for financial, health, and wellbeing support Our client provides a therapeutic residential setting that helps create lasting memories and experiences for vulnerable children. With over 20 beautifully designed homes and three independent schools, they offer numerous career growth opportunities as they expand their services. Role Overview: As a Senior Support Worker, you will be part of a dedicated team providing care and support to children up to 17 years old with diverse emotional needs. You will ensure their safety, wellbeing, and positive development while also guiding and supporting your colleagues on shift. Responsibilities: * Lead and support the care team, ensuring effective completion of tasks and health and safety checks * Address and resolve issues during shifts, providing guidance and support to team members * Assist children with daily routines, including school preparations, meal planning, and homework * Encourage participation in social and leisure activities, promoting physical and mental wellbeing * Maintain accurate paperwork and reports to ensure the home runs smoothly and compliantly * Keep the home clean and tidy, fostering a sense of pride and ownership among residents Requirements: * NVQ Level 3 or 4 in Children and Young People's Workforce, Children’s Residential Care, or equivalent * Minimum one year of experience in a children's residential setting * Flexibility to work shifts, including days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays, and sleep-ins (average 11 shifts and 7-10 sleep-ins per month) * Over 21 years old, with a full UK manual driving license and the right to work in the UK * Kind, caring, with a good sense of humor and a strong work ethic * Experience with or caring for children is ideal, but life skills from various backgrounds are valued and training will be provided Become part of a family dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children. Please apply with your updated CV and we will get back to you within 2 working days
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