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
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