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Date Added: Sat 01/07/2023

Children's Support Worker

Sudbury, CO10, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £20200 - £22000/annum

Children's Support worker

Atrium are recruiting on behalf of a client for 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..

Link Role:

· From time to time your caring role may involve providing a link role for a young person. This may include being the first point of contact (along with the senior or manager) for the young persons' social worker, assisting in writing reports on the young person's progress, developing in-house placement plans, and contributing to statutory review reports. You will also work in partnership with parents and families, and other professional service providers. Teamwork and Caring for Our Young People:

· A vital part of your role will be providing the young people with emotional and social support, helping them to develop meaningful relationships with other children and adults, as well as encouraging involvement with local communities.

· You and the team are responsible for a high level of recording such as events and observations which will include young people's daily and monthly progress, updating of children's files, child protection records, notification to appropriate people and health and safety checks. Under the direction of your manager, and other appropriate personnel, you will be responsible for the formulation, implementation and review of care plans and work closely with external services.

· You will also need to carry out domestic duties within the home and garden, involving the children and young people where appropriate and plan, shop and prepare meals, ensuring they have a varied and well balanced diet. You will need to encourage and support the young people with all of their daily living needs in line with their individual care plan.

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


£20200- £22000.

Additional for Sleep ins.


· Essential- Be committed to completing QCF level 3 award in Health & Social Care (Children) within 12 months of registration. This is a statutory requirement for all employees wishing to work in childcare.

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

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

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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