Children's Support Worker

Safehands Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to join a Children’s Home situated in Meldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide 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.

The salary is ranging from £8.75ph to £9.70ph (linked to competency and qualifications).

This is a full-time position working on a 4-week rota pattern of 14 shifts (07:30am to 9pm) – Average 39hrs per week.  This company will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you, with part time hours also available.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will provide support to children and young people to progress at their own level within a living and learning environment that is all about enriching individual lives, and helping everyone to achieve their full potential as they reach adulthood.

  • You will be expected to provide the highest level of care for the children throughout their day to day activities.

    This will include washing, dressing and breakfast in the morning through to a wide range of educational, social and recreational activities.

  • You will be working closely with our fantastic teachers and therapy teams to help the children achieve their learning and development objectives to become more independent.

  • The key to this role is building relationships with the children to enable them to lead become more autonomous adults in the future.


  • A successful candidate will have a passion to build relationships and have the right attitude, in order to change the lives of these children and young adults.

    Therefore, although experience would be beneficial it is not essential.
  • If you do not have your Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care but believe this is the right role for you, then this company will provide the support and cover the costs for you to achieve this.

    You will continually be supported throughout you career, rewarded with pay rises to match your progression.

As a successful candidate you are likely to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to work towards achieving a Level 3 Diploma HSC (fully funded).
  • A positive creative approach.
  • Fantastic interpersonal communication and tram working skills.
  • A high level of resilience and patience.
  • The ability to follow persona care routines for the individual’s needs.
  • The ability to work within a rota pattern that typically requires working ever other weekend and the occasional night shift.

As a valued member of the team, you have the opportunity to help make a real difference and to develop a truly rewarding career for yourself.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 01242 505437 to discuss the role in more detail.

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