Senior Support Worker

Location Horsham, West Sussex, England
Discipline: Children Services
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £23,500 - £27,000
Contact name: Matthew Vokes

Contact email: matthew@petersdean.co.uk
Job ref: MV_RCW_Horsham_2
Startdate: ASAP

Work for a well-established and highly regarded children’s services provider who offer excellent training, salary and opportunities to progress. Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Support Worker or Senior Support Worker to take an important role within a leading Ofsted registered children’s homes in the rural Horsham area of West Sussex. 

 

Reasons to apply:

  • Excellent support from senior management

  • Chance to further develop in to more senior roles including management

  • Opportunity to enhance the lives of vulnerable young people

  • Chance to work in a well established high performing organisation who evidence excellent outcomes for the young people in their care

  • Ability for immediate start, subject to completion of relevant checks



Senior Support Worker Role: The Support Worker role will involve working under the supervision and direction of the Care Manager to take a lead role in supporting vulnerable young people within a wide range of complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties within a residential setting. You will be expected to provide a strong and reassuring presence for the looked after children, to act as a positive role model, and to be able to delegate duties and oversee the successful running of shifts. Typically shifts involve a mix of early and late shifts across the 7 days of the week and including holiday periods.

 

Person Specification: The ideal candidate will be a switched-on self-start with an eye for details who is able to act on intuition and make good judgement calls drawing on experience to stop challenging situations occurring. We are looking for somebody reliable to work on a regular basis who is confident at dealing with challenging behaviour. Strong previous social care experience is essential. Non-Reliance on public transport is essential

 

If you would like to be considered for the Support Worker role, please apply with your CV and we will be in touch for an initial discussion.