Location: Heaton Moor
Salary: £20,516 - £24,242
(plus sleeps paid at an additional £62.64 per night.)
At Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and colleges.
We have a number of specialist residential children’s homes which cater for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. These homes provide a nurturing, safe and secure environment for children who may have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect or who may require specialist support to enable them to move forward positively in their lives.
We have current vacancy for a Senior Childrens Support Worker to join a great team in Heaton Moor, Stockport. *you must have your level 3 in children and young peoples workforce or equivalent to be successful for shortlisting*
As our Senior Childrens Support Worker…
You will support children aged 5 to 18 years of age, being a positive and supportive role model. You will encourage young people to develop confidence, self-esteem and essential life skills. As part of one of our incredible residential teams, you will work hard to empower our young people, help them break through barriers and experience happiness and hope.
As a Senior Childrens Support Worker, you will plan activities, support our young people to attend therapy sessions, family contacts and healthcare appointments. You will be familiar with current legislation, complete reports and assessments for our young people, mentor other residential staff, liaise with local authorities regularly and act as an advocate. You will be responsible for key working young people and leading shifts.
Most importantly, you will ensure that they are safeguarded at all times in what can be a challenging environment.
You are caring and passionate about supporting children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Experience of working in residential environment is essential, as is the desire for a challenging and rewarding role and a genuine interest in developing your skills through the training that we offer. As our teams provide 24/7 support, you will need to be flexible and willing to work shifts over a 7 day week on a rota basis. It is essential to hold a level 3 qualification in caring for children and young people or equivalent. Full induction training is provided on commencement of your post and we are committed to offering career development.
Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to take part in a reasonable number of sleep in shifts, the time you are asleep is not included in the 37.5 hours but is paid at an additional £62.64 per night.
You must be over 22 years of age to apply for this role due to the age range of the young people in the service. (These roles are exempt from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulation 2006).
Full details and application documents here
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