Support Worker – Southampton

Support Worker – Southampton

About the role

These roles will be working with children and young people with a range of Mental Health issues.

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About the role

These roles will be working with children and young people with a range of Mental Health issues. You will be required to have experience working in a similar role. These positions are on a 2 to 1 basis.

Duties include:

  • You will be required to ensure that children and young people are provided with the highest quality of care possible and to assist them reaching their fullest potential.
  • To ensure children’s safety and well-being is appropriately protected at all times
  • To provide high standard help, care and support
  • To enable clients / families or children and young people (as appropriate) to enjoy a range of food and support them to buy their food from various places including markets/ super markets or specialist shops

The young people involved in these placements can have a range of needs, including:

  • Challenging & aggressive behaviour
  • Learning disability
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • ADHD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Self-Injury
  • H diagnosis
  • Victims of the range of abuses
  • Inappropriate behaviours

Criteria for these roles are:

  • Child and Adult DBS – on the update service
  • Previous Experience in a similar role
  • NVQ Level 3 in childcare or equivalent (desirable not essential)
  • References covering the last 3 years

Support worker Experience, Training and Qualifications:

  • Experience in a support work/care environment
  • Up-to-date mandatory training – Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Infection Prevention, Equality and Diversity, Autism training (all can be completed free with Prospero)
  • Safeguarding training is imperative; you can undertake a free course with Prospero Health and Social Care if you have not completed a Safeguarding course in the last 12 months.
  • Health and Social Care Level 2 or 3 (desirable but not essential)


If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a copy of your up to date CV. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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