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Senior Support Worker

Peters Dean Care Ltd

Worthing

Permanent

£30000 - £34000/annum

BN111UR

Posted: 06/07/2024

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Fantastic pay, amazing holiday package, great pension, support to complete qualifications AND staff discounts package! What's not to like!?

Make a difference to the lives of young people by developing in a career as a Senior Support Worker.

Do you have a passion for working with children, helping them to recover, grow and develop and go on to achieve positive outcomes? Are you interested in learning and developing your own practice and skills within a therapeutic setting? if the answer is yes then we want to hear from you!

We welcome diverse professional and personal skills and experience as well as hobbies and interests that can be shared with the children and utilised in your work.

Support Worker Benefits

* Highly competitive salary.

* Full induction and introductory programme

* Fully funded training and qualifications.

* Enhanced pay scales that recognise both qualifications and experience.

* Enhanced company maternity & paternity pay

* Free meals.

* A great employee Benefits programme

* Life assurance.

* 28 days annual leave

Senior Support Worker Role

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* To undertake a lead role in ensuring the care and welfare of each child in placement.

* Give guidance and support to all Residential Workers.

* Be responsible for the supervision of designated members of staff and to record this in the Supervision Sheet on the member of staff’s file.

* To raise any concerns with the Registered Manager as appropriate.

* Dealing with challenging behaviour (verbally abusive, possibly threatening behaviour)

* Requirement for positive role modelling at all times and maintaining a consistency of approach

* Dealing with constantly changing guidelines, procedures etc, that are being presented by our Governing Body

* Develop a functional approach in young people who are likely to have been rejected or have serious issues in coming to terms with their behaviour

* Support the young people to have equal opportunities to develop their independence & social skills in preparation for adult life.

* Liaise with parents, carers, other 3rd parties and the staff team.

* To safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.

* Ensuring placement plans are followed, policies, procedures, risk assessments and rotas are in place and education is supported.

The successful candidate;

Needs to be passionate about making a difference in young lives.Will understand trauma and have the resilience to deal with challenging behaviour.

Have good communication and interpersonal skills to provide advice and specialist guidance to our children and families (once trained)

Use their own initiative to resolve problems.

Be a positive role model for the young people.

Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work

Ability to work as part of a team around the young people.

Can be available to work Monday to Sunday between the hours of 8am - 11pm.

Will be able to commit to sleep in 6 times per month on average.

Please send your CV now to be considered for this exciting opportunity and we will be in touch for a friendly chat

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