Support Worker

Location Cuckfield
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 23000 to 24500
Contact name: Tania Burrell

Contact email: tania@petersdean.co.uk
Job ref: TB59734
Startdate: ASAP

​​Additional Holiday Entitlement, Flexible Working Options, Staff Benefits.

​We are looking for experienced support workers to join our dedicated staff team to help us look after our children between 5-18 years who have a severe learning disability and have been assessed as needing a residential placement.

We meet the needs of young people who have autistic spectrum disorders and those who have complex needs that may include challenging behaviour. An individual approach is taken in which our services adapt to meet the needs and wishes of the child and family. 

Support Worker Benefits

Get a fantastic range of additional perks in your role, including:

  • Leading Company Pension

  • Support to achieve a Level 3 in Residential Childcare and other fantastic training and development opportunities

  • Additional Holiday entitlement! Get between 23 and 32 days, increasing with length of service and opportunity to purchase additional leave.

  • Flexible working options, depending on your job role

  • Staff discount on hundreds of offers; groceries, travel, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities, high street retailers.

  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.

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. 

·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.

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.