Senior Support Worker

Location Guildford
Salary: £25,500
Contact name: Matthew Vokes

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Startdate: ASAP

Market Leading Pay: Excellent Training: Reputable Company

​​An exciting new opportunity to join a dynamic organisation for a Senior Residential Support Worker and a Support Worker in our children’s residential home based in Guildford.

Are you looking for a rewarding and meaningful role where you can make a real difference to children and young people’s lives? If your answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you!

Support Worker Benefits:

·Generous company pension scheme

·Overtime paid out as CASH

·Excellent training programmes and genuine opportunities to progress within your career

·Progressive pay scale

·A supportive and inclusive work culture

·An enthusiastic, supportive, encouraging management and staff team.

·Chance to change the lives of young people and children

·Enhanced overtime-rates

The successful candidate will have;

·Relevant experience as a Support Worker, Care Assistant, Care Worker or similar.

·A good standard of literacy. Must be able to write reports around individuals and significant incidents and able to write an application for the Level 3 Diploma

·A passion for making a difference in young lives.

·Resilience and a 'can do' attitude.

·A good understanding of trauma and ability to deal with challenging behaviour.

·Good communication and interpersonal skills to provide advice and specialist guidance to our children and families (once trained)

·The ability to be a positive role model for the young people.

·Excellent team-working skills.

The role;

  • Dealing with challenging behaviour (verbally abusive, possibly threatening behaviour)

  • Requirement for positive role modelling at all times and maintaining a consistency of approach

  • Dealing with constantly changing guidelines, procedures etc, that are being presented by our Governing Body

  • Developing a functional approach in young people who are likely to have been rejected or have serious issues in coming to terms with their behaviour

  • Support the young people to have equal opportunities to develop their independence & social skills in preparation for adult life.

  • Liaise with parents, carers, other 3rd parties and the staff team.

  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.

  • Ensuring placement plans are followed, policies, procedures, risk assessments and rotas are in place and education is supported.

If you think this could be you and are interested in hearing more about this exciting opportunity, please send your CV across now and we will be in touch for an informative and friendly chat.