Support Worker - Taunton
£8.00 - £8.50 per hour (Dependant on skills & experience)We are recruting for a Support Worker to join the team within our Young Peoples Residential Service in Taunton. This is a Full Time position working 40 hours per week. Being a residential 24 hour service - we require candidates able to work across day and night shifts including sleep ins (which would be paid as flat rate of £47.00)Our young people's services provide high quality residential services for young people aged up to 19. We offer tailored care and support for young people with conditions such as autism, mental health problems, challenging behaviour and learning disabilities. We have a range of residential services that offer a stable and supportive environment in which young people can develop their skills, independence and confidence. Responsibilities:Being a member of a team who give high quality care, support and nurture appropriate to maintaining and promoting the emotional and physical well-being of our Children and Young PeoplePromote and maintain independence, choice and respect supporting the health and safety of our Children and Young People at all timesHelp make the Children and Young People's home a real home for them including working with them to develop the home, their rooms, cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.Work with partners including parents/carers, professionals involved in the care of the Child or Young PersonShift lead and complete medication duties and complete required paperworkWhy Work For Us?Our Children and Young People are wonderfulWe are a great company and a great team who are truly committed to achieving the best for our Children and Young People and our staffWe provide full training in essential skills such as First Aid, Safe Guarding, Behaviour Management etc..We also offer training opportunities for you to become qualified in a range of transferrable national qualifications including QCF / NVQ Level 3 / 5, Team Teach trainer, University level Autism course, plus othersBenefits:28 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidaysChild Care VouchersEye Care VouchersRetail Discount SchemeCost of DBS CheckComprehensive induction On-going training & developmentRequirements:A commitment to supporting young people to be the best they can beThe ability to work as a team member and on your own initiativeTo be able to demonstrate positive values and a can do attitudeAbility to work to a shift pattern. Shifts are varied and based on the needs of the individual child/young person and the specific homePrevious experience of working with young people but this is not essentialQCF / NVQ Level 2/3 in Care or equivalent is desirableA full clean UK driving licence would be good but is not essentialOur positions are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures which will be completed upon successful application. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis in accordance with our policy and organisational requirements.We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.