Our client is looking for exceptional Support Worker’s with experience of supporting children and young people with complex mental health needs.
They provide residential CAMHs services and offer care and support for young people who have experienced difficulties in their life which is often connected with trauma of some type and express themselves by using self-harm. All the young people have an individual journey which they are supported in a therapeutic way.
Position: Support Worker
Hours: Full Time, Waking Nights (guaranteed hours) , 40 hours per week – over a 7 day rota including day time, evening and weekend shifts, Sleep-ins and waking nights.
Salary: £8.40 - £9.30 p/h (overtime available) paid sleep-ins and additional Bank Holiday pay
Benefits: Full induction process, outstanding training opportunities, development and career progression, opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, free DBS screening, employee assistance programme including offers at high-street shops, cinema’s, theme parks, over the phone support in a wide range of area’s and face to face sessions if required.
About the Role of Support Worker:
Being a Support Worker for children and young people means that the people you support need to be cared for as a young person first and not a young person with problems.
As a residential Support Worker you will undertake a wide range of tasks which will involve direct and indirect care and support of children who have complex needs which could include emerging mental health conditions, such as Personality Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, PTSD and communication difficulties.
The Res CAMHs services uses an underlying therapeutic model, you will have full training on how to use this model to assist young people to make sense of their life experiences to date and how to ‘move forward’ with more effective and positive strategies.
As a Support Worker you will have some experience of supporting people with complex mental health needs relevant to the service, ideally within a residential or Children’s home environment.
You will display initiative and approachability, with the ability to coordinate and manage unexpected situations.
You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to learn and undertake the essential training that is required for the role. A full driving license is also an essential requirement of this role.
The role of Support Worker is demanding,tiring and at times appears daunting but it also carries with it great satisfaction and the ability to really shape someone’s future. If you feel you have the necessary skills and are looking for a role that can really make a difference, then apply today!
We very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker, complex needs, Personal Assistant, Residential Support Worker.