Support Worker, Meldreth – ASAP start

Support Worker, Meldreth – ASAP start

 

Location: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border (Nr. Royston)

Salary: £8.95ph to £10.95ph(linked to competency and qualifications)

Hours: 4 week rota pattern of 14 shifts – Ave 40hrs per week.

Where possible we will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you (PT hours also available)

 

We are currently looking for a number of Support Workers in Meldreth (South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire border – Nr. Royston), where the children’s home and school provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people age 9-19 years with severe and profound communication difficulties associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and degenerative disorders.

Duties will include:

  • Providing exceptional high levels of care during all daily activities such as washing, dressing, socialising, learning, washing/personal care.
  • Assisting with therapy sessions such as hydrotherapy and rebound therapy.
  • Communicating effectively and building strong relationships that will empower the children and young adults are free to grow and develop
  • Ensuring that the environment is safe, supportive and enjoyable
  • Helping develop their learning and social skills wherever possible

Experience:

It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately, we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the children and young adults that we work with. So, whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it’s not essential.  What’s more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference.

What’s on offer:

  • Full training and continued support
  • Opportunity to study the Level 3 diploma in Residential Child Care or Health and Social Care which will be funded by us!
  • Part time hours available if required
  • 30 days’ holiday including bank holidays
  • Life assurance and pension
  • health cash back plan
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Perk box
  • Free parking

 

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile
  • Ability to guide and encourage supportive independence when possible
  • Exceptional communication skills and patience
  • Resilient with a robust and positive nature
  • Ability to be creative in meeting the needs of the young adults or children’s needs
  • Ability to work on a rota pattern- please note that this will typically mean working every other weekend

 

 

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