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Support Worker

  • Job ReferenceSW.SAKCC.AL
  • LocationMerseyside, Sefton
  • Date PostedAugust 17, 2021

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Job description

Role: Support Worker

Location: Sefton

Salary:

Unqualified is £8.92

Probation passed is £9.00

Qualified is £9.25

£7.83 an hour for sleep ins which works out about between £70 – 80 per sleep.

About the Role:

Residential care for 5 to 18 year olds, and our focus is centred on the needs
of the child. You will be working with vulnerable children and young people who have experienced trauma through their lives.

The welfare of our young people is paramount in the role of a Residential Childcare
Worker. Not only do Residential Childcare Workers keep our young people safe, but
as the daily care provider they also make a fundamental contribution to their care,
learning and development.

Residential Childcare Workers advocate pro-actively for each young person’s needs,
rights and views and ensure that these are met. They also make certain that each
young person’s individuality, difference and diversity are always appreciated and that
our young people are provided with equal opportunities and are not discriminated
against

Person Specification:

  • Ability to engage with young people in a positive and proactive approach
  • Sense of humour
  • Self-motivated and a positive nature
  • Self organisation
  • Sensitive and reflective
  • Calmness
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Ability to listen and empathise
  • Ability to assess risks

Example Shift Patterns:

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday – shifts could be 8-3; 3- 10; 8 -10 or 09.00 – 21.30, 08.00 -20.00

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – shifts could be 8-3; 3- 10; 8 -10 or 09.00 – 21.30, 08.00 -20.00

Contract details

  • LocationMerseyside, Sefton
  • PositionSupport Worker
  • Type of workHealth & Social Care
  • Contract/position start date20/09/2021
  • Full/Part timeFull Time
  • Minimum rate of pay£8.92 - £9.25 per hour

Job related knowledge and skills

*Effective communication skills: recording and report writing and verbal communication.
*Awareness of non-verbal communication i.e. eye contact and personal space etc
*A professional and caring value base i.e. consistency and empathy

Work Experience

*Experience of working with children.
*Experience of working with children in residential childcare

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