Support Worker Children

Please note that this position is open to UK applicants only

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on young lives? We’re seeking compassionate, friendly, and genuinely caring individuals who are dedicated to giving our young people the best possible chance to succeed.
About the Role: As a Youth Support Worker, you’ll play a crucial role in our team. Your responsibilities will include:
• Collaborating effectively with colleagues to create a supportive environment.
• Demonstrating resilience, patience, and understanding in challenging situations.
• Using your natural flair to bring smiles to the faces of those you work with.
• Being an attentive listener and providing emotional support.
• Enjoying film nights, baking sessions, and Xbox games with our young residents.

Key Information

Posted: May 29, 2024
Location: Newark
Reference: 155601
Duration: Temporary position going permanent after 12 weeks
Hourly Rate: Rate of pay for this role is £12.74
Working Hours: •Averaging 40 hours per week. •A 3-week rotating shift pattern, generally involving 2-3 shifts per week. •Shifts between 08:30 and 22:00.
Closing Date: 20240625

Experience & Qualifications

1. Safeguarding of Vulnerable Children: This involves understanding how to protect children from harm, abuse, and neglect. It’s crucial for anyone working with children.
2. First Aid: Having basic first aid knowledge is essential in case of emergencies. It helps you respond effectively to injuries or health issues.
3. Food Hygiene: This ensures that you understand safe food handling practices, especially if you’re involved in preparing or serving food to children.
4. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): Familiarize yourself with data protection laws. GDPR governs how personal data is handled, stored, and processed.
5. Health & Safety: Understand health and safety regulations specific to childcare settings. This includes risk assessments, fire safety, and maintaining a safe environment.
7. 3 Months Experience in a Similar Role: Having practical experience working with children in a residential childcare setting is valuable.
8. Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) on the Update Service: This background check ensures you’re suitable to work with children. Being on the Update Service means your DBS certificate is continuously updated.
Level 3 Diploma or Equivalent in Residential Childcare