Wakefield based – Residential Support Worker – Children’s EBD, flexible hours and competitive pay
Wakefield – Residential Support Worker – Children’s EBD
Rewarding Support Worker opportunity to work with vulnerable children and young people in the Wakefield area. This opportunity offers flexibility so it would be ideal for someone who is looking to pick up extra shifts on top of existing commitments or for someone who is looking for full time hours. Many of the temporary assignments we work on have the opportunity to turn into permanent positions.
We are looking for outstanding residential Support Workers to work within the Children’s Residential sector. All of the residential settings we work with endeavour to create a home environment that exceeds the needs of children and young people. You should be passionate for children’s and young people’s well-being and have a caring and patient nature.
You will be working as a Support Worker within our client’s residential services across Wakefield, for children and young people of mixed gender aged between 8 – 18 years. Service users may have a Complex Needs diagnosis such as EBD, ADHD, Autistic spectrum disorder, OCD, conduct disorder and Challenging Behaviour and/or physical disabilities, learning disabilities and other emotional or social needs.
We pay a competitive rate varying between £9.99 – £11.00 P/H. Previous experience of working with Children & Young People is essential (at least 6 months within the last 2 years). Working as a Residential Care Worker, you will be responsible for:
* Supporting children and young people – focusing on their education, behaviour and physical and mental well-being in order to achieve a positive outcome.
* You must be willing to go above and beyond for the children and young people – ensuring that they have an experience of childhood that they can reflect upon and carry with them into adulthood.
* Supporting young people to attend appointments, trying to help them back into the community, helping with schoolwork, and assisting with any other outdoor activities.
* Enabling young people to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives through positive behaviours and planned activities.
* You will be confident with report writing and able to complete a thorough handover to the rest of the team and management regarding the individual concerned in a positive, structured and professional manner.
What you’ll need to succeed
We have many opportunities available, for both day and night shifts and/or sleepovers, that can work around your lifestyle. It would be great if you held an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social care Children and Young People or equivalent, however if you have good experience working in a Support Worker capacity then we would love to hear from you. You must have a full clean UK driving licence. Additional Benefits of becoming a Residential Care Worker for Hays include:
* Excellent Competitive Weekly Pay.
* Flexible Working Hours – work around you own needs, full or part time, days, evenings, weekends or nights.
* Consistent Work – work the number of hours that suit you week on week.
* A Great Personal Service where you are properly looked after.
* FREE Training.
* FREE DBS.
* Holiday entitlement
* £250 if you refer a colleague.
You will also be able to gain experience in a variety of settings, with the potential for taking a permanent role with any one of our providers, with fantastic opportunities for progression, should you wish to take your career to the next level.
What you need to do now
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