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Date Added: Sat 01/07/2023

Children's Senior Support Worker

Wisbech, PE13, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £24000 - £25000/annum

Children's Senior Support worker

Atrium are recruiting on behalf of a client for Senior Support Workers to provide support to Children with Emotional Behaviour disorders, Autism/ Learning difficulties. Each service has its own specialism, and has a dynamic and forward thinking approach to the child or young person's issues such as:

· Sexual exploitation

· Sexually harmful behaviour

· Substance abuse

· Offending behaviours

· Eating Disorders

· Emotional, behavioural difficulties

Responsibilities include:

· Your most significant contribution is that of a professional parent, nurturing and caring for the young people looked after by the organization.

· You will take a child-centred approach in providing high quality care that will enable each young person to grow and develop healthily.

· You will implement and maintain clear and consistent boundaries necessary for the creation of a safe and secure environment necessary for each young person to flourish.

· As the provision of high quality childcare requires team work, you will need to be an active and willing participant in all team activities (i.e. weekly team meeting, training, etc).

· You will need to be flexible in your approach to work, as on occasions you may be required to cover a shift due to absences allowing the children and young people to receive consistent care from recognised carers. To care for young people means that you will be required to sleep-in as part of a shift. You will also need to be flexible to work in any of our homes in the region.

· You will be expected to embrace our values, undergo training and implement your training when at work..

Support of Staff:

· Ensure the day-to-day management is facilitated in a professional and competent manner. To promote professionalism and standards to the team in line with policy and procedures.

· Participate in regular staff meetings which are informative, produce action and are minuted.

· Provide support to the Service Manager and cover in the Deputy manager's absence and annual leave.

· To work in accordance with Keys Group policies and procedures.

· To report to a manager/regional or other appropriate person, malpractice, suspicions or evidence which may suggest it.

Benefits include:

· Full induction and introductory programme

· Fully funded training and qualifications

· Enhanced pay scales that recognise both qualifications and experience

· Enhanced company maternity & paternity pay

· Free meals

· A great employee benefits programme

· NEST Pension Scheme

· Life assurance

· 28 days annual leave


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Additional for Sleep ins.

Qualifications/ Experience:

· Essential - QCF level 3 award in Health & Social Care (Children & Young People) or Caring for Children and Young People

· Desirable- Be committed to completing an NVQ level 4 award (Management or Care)

· Working within residential childcare Therapeutic work Child protection Work individually and within a team

· Supervision of staff

· Knowledge of; National Minimum Standards; Children's Homes Regs. 2015; The Children's Act 1989 & 2004; Children's Rights Effective communication skills: recording, report writing and verbal communication Time Management Ability to assess risks A professional and caring value base i.e. consistency and empathy

· Drivers License is essential

If this sounds like a role that would suit you, do not hesitate to apply now.

Atrium is an equal opportunity employer, and all hiring decisions are subject to international and local employment laws and regulations. All open positions offered by Atrium are subject to specific job requirements, however, we endeavour to ensure fairness and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age
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