Support Worker (Youth / Children)

EasyWeb NFP
Much Hadham
£16,436 to £17,858
18 Sep 2018
17 Oct 2018
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Support Worker (Youth / Children)

Our client is forward thinking and very proactive. They pride themselves in the standard of their work and the teams they have around them. Although at times challenging, this job can be extremely rewarding. Experience in this field is welcome but not essential as there is no substitute for someone who is patient, understanding and who works with a positive attitude.

Position: Child Care Worker
Location: Perry Green, Much Hadham
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 07:00 to 14:30 and 14:15 to 21:45 with 20 minutes paid break
Salary: £16,436 to £17,858 per annum (£8.43 to £9.16 per hour) plus weekend enhancements and overtime opportunities
Benefits: Childcare vouchers scheme, Life assurance, Contributory pension, High street retail / leisure discounts, Generous holidays, Discounted gym membership, Free on-site parking facilities, On-site cafeteria, 2 years salary on death in service.

Closing Date: 17th October 2018

About the role:

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and evolving team where you can make a difference? Do you have passion to help others?

The organisation is looking for enthusiastic candidates to join their team of Child Care Workers working with children who have epilepsy and other complex needs. And be able to see the difference you are making to improve the lives of children and young people whilst gaining a Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care.

About you:

Creating a safe and positive living environment Teaching basic life skills and living skills Interacting and taking part in their social activities Providing support and guidance helping children and young people to become independent Keeping accurate records, following individual care plans Working in a team and also alone Assisting with personal care. Administering medication (after training).

They provide initial full training, once started, over 6 full days, which includes Safeguarding, First aid, Epilepsy, MAPA, Moving & Handling, Infection Control and Food Safety with on-going refresher training. You will be enrolled to undertake a Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care for Children & young People after probation period.

This is a great opportunity for those who have worked in care or have experience in bringing up their own children as everyday tasks such as maintaining a clean and safe environment, protecting the children, meal preparation & light household duties will be undertaken.

The organisation has a range of full time and part time positions for those who are looking for a full-part time career or if wanting the flexibility of working hours, joining the bank scheme may be the answer. You will be working a mixture of early shifts and late shifts (07:00 – 14:30 and 14:15 – 21:45 with 20 minutes paid break). For full-time child-care workers, this involves working 5 shifts which includes working 2 in 4 weekends.

All staff are required to have an enhanced DBS, which is paid by the Centre. Please note that international checks might also be required as part of compliance if you have lived or worked for over three months abroad.

As our client's Centre is not on a public transport route, they offer subsidised transport from a range of pick-up points in Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford and Thorley. On site accommodation is also available for staff whose home is 50 miles+ from the Centre for up to 24 months.

If you are motivated and enthusiastic with good communication skills and an interest in a career in this field, they would very much like to hear from you.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

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