Support Worker

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
York
Salary
9.54 - 9.54 GBP Hourly + GBP9.54/hour
Posted
19 Oct 2020
Closes
16 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Support Worker

Are you interested in a career where you will make a real difference in young people's lives? Do you understand the challenges which young people face in daily life? Is a career as a Support Worker the next step in life for you?

We are looking for a kind, caring and friendly person to join our professional team as a Support Worker. Experience is not essential and full training will be provided but understanding the issues young people face in their daily life will really help to make a difference.

You will be based within our Residential Home based in Hessay, York, working shifts over a 37.5 hour working week, consisting of earlies, lates and occasional sleep ins & nights when required so flexibility is required.

Company Benefits

Competitive pay (GBP9.54 p/h + GBP100 bonus after completing 6-month probation)
22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
Enhanced company pension
Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
Paid Induction (Running over 3 days)
Free on-site parking
Paid Enhanced DBS check
Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service
Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
The opportunity for internal promotions & progression
Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to GBP500 per referral)
Regular social events and recognition schemes ('Employee of the year awards', Summer & Christmas parties)
Your role as a Support Worker

To carry out direct and indirect care of young people with complex mental health needs
To work in a team, giving the highest standard of care possible to the young people.
To closely follow individual care plans and support young people with education, shopping, and social and leisure activities.
To carry out multiple interventions involving the delivery of care to young people
To promote independence amongst the young people
To provide support, advice and information to the young people, parents and other carers
To carry out further duties as per our attached document (Writing reports, general office admin etc)
Requirements of a Support Worker

Flexibility - Your role will involve working shifts including sleep ins/weekends/Bank Holidays
Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
IT Literate (Able to write emails and use Microsoft Office)
An understanding of the issues around confidentiality
An understanding of safeguarding
Professional working boundaries between staff and service users
Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations
Desirable Criteria

Full UK Driving License
NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Care
Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs

If you are interested in joining an enthusiastic, motivated business who thrive in developing and rebuilding young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please submit your application by Monday 16th November.

To support our commitment as a COVID-19 Secure employer, all of our interviews will be held over Microsoft Teams as a video interview.

Care in Mind operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

We reserve the right to close the advert early, should we appoint a suitable candidate

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