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Children's Support Worker

Safehands Recruitment

Role: Children's Support Worker

Location: Herefordshire

Contract: Full Time Contract 35 hours

Salary: £18,400 inclusive of Sleep in allowance

Shift Patterns: Must be able to do a range of Earlies, Lates and Sleep Ins

Overview - Children's Support Worker

I am recruiting for one of Safehands Recruitments prestigious clients based in the Herefordshire Area.

You will be working as part of a one of the UK's leading organisations, offering specialist children's services in a variety of settings including Residential Care Homes, Schools, Colleges and Mental Health.

You will play an integral part of a multi- professional team caring for children and young adults aged between 8-18 years with a range of complex needs including Emotional, Social and Behavioural Difficulties, Autism, Trauma/ Neglect in younger years and Challenging Behaviour.

Responsibilities - Children's Support Worker

  • Assisting clients with all aspects of personal care, promoting self-help and independence in-line with care plans and supporting with moving and handling techniques
    , Assisting the administration of medication
    , Supporting the clients education including attending school and completing homework
    , Assisting with domestic duties
    , Working closely with teaching staff, social workers and external professionals in a professional manner
    , Supporting clients to access the community
    , Undertake regular sleep in duties
    , Participate in regular review meetings and risk assessments
    , Attend and contribute to team meetings
    , Managing challenging behaviour in a safe and effective manner
    , To maintain knowledge and operate within current legislation and company polices and procedures
    , Promote in dependence and develop a trusting relationship with the clients
    , Maintain confidentiality at all times
    , Report any concerns that may indicate safety and well being is being compromised
    , To undertake all mandatory training inline with company policies and procedures

Person Specification- Children's Support Worker

  • Due to the location of the business and shift patterns, all applicants must hold a full driving licence and have access to their own vehicles
    , Staff must be flexible with shift patterns
    , Training to NVQ standard would be advantageous but not essential as training is provided
    , Experience within a Health and Social Care would be advantageous but not essential
    , All applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and 5 years referencing
    , Due to Safeguarding Policies Applicants must be 21 and over

Benefits - Children's Support Worker in Herefordshire

*NVQ training is available up to and including Level 4.

*Excellent Salary

*28 days annual leave

*excellent training package

This is a full time permanent vacancy paying £18,400pa with up to 28 days annual leave per year.

*Clear progression routes

If this role is of interest to yourself please apply for the role immediately alternatively call on Sarah-Jane Phillips on 07713394084 or email