Children and Young Adults Support Worker

Location Hertfordshire
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Kirsty Chasmer
Contact email: kirsty.chasmer@blackstone-recruitment.co.uk
Job ref: J5657
Startdate: 11/06/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are recruiting for a Children and Young Adults Support Worker for one of their schools in Hertfordshire.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Job Post: Children and Young Adults Support Worker

Location: Hertfordshire

Hours: Week rota pattern – Average 40hrs per week for full time and flexible part time shifts/hours available including weekend only hours. 

Salary: £24,378 - £25,376 (linked to competency and qualifications) Plus £1500 Welcome bonus.

Training: Full training is provided and once passed probation They will support and fund you completing Level 3 diploma in Residential Child Care

About the School:

The school is proud of their uniqueness and celebrate this in all they do. They are a passionate team that put the opportunity to provide the best possible outcomes for their children and young people in their preparation for adult life at the centre of all They do and all their decision making.

Their numerous awards are an accolade to the achievements of their students with the skilful support of their team. They are a highly specialised provision with a particular strength in meeting the needs of students who prefer to learn and be outside.

They aim to ensure that all their students can safely access, be accepted and valued within their community by making meaningful contributions within it.

They are fortunate to have such a comprehensive specialist provision of high-quality facilities and resources. Their therapy team work collaboratively with their education team to ensure the students make the best possible progress and promote improved life chances.

The role:

They are seeking several Care Workers for one of their sites that includes children’s home and school, which provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people aged 9-19 years with severe and profound communication difficulties associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and degenerative disorders.

Experience: 

Key duties:

  • Providing exceptional high levels of care during all daily activities such as washing, dressing, socialising, learning, washing/personal care.
  • Assisting with therapy sessions such as hydrotherapy and rebound therapy.
  • Communicating effectively and building strong relationships that will empower the children and young adults are free to grow and develop.
  • Ensuring that the environment is safe, supportive, and enjoyable.
  • Helping develop their learning and social skills wherever possible.

Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile.
  • Ability to guide and encourage supportive independence when possible.
  • Exceptional communication skills and patience
  • Resilient with a robust and positive nature
  • Ability to be creative in meeting the needs of the young adults or children’s needs.
  • Ability to work on a rota pattern- please note that this will typically mean working every other weekend.

Be part of their successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Full training and continued support
  • Welcome bonus is payable in 2 payments - 50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one year service
  • Opportunity to study the Level 3 diploma in Residential Childcare which will be funded by us!
  • Part time hours available if required.
  • 33 days’ holiday including bank holidays.
  • Life assurance and pension
  • health cash back plan
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Perk box
  • Free parking

Blackstone Benefits:

Permanent jobs:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.