Part-time Support Worker - Children's Services

CareTech UK
£15,000 - £19,999
31 Oct 2018
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Part-time Residential Support Worker required for our recently Ofsted rated 'Outstanding' Children's Short Break Service in Shawbirch, Telford - 25 hours per week
Superb progression opportunities in a well established home
£8.03 - £8.47 per hour, plus FREE training
Pension scheme, holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers
Experienced and welcoming team
Our inspiring and award-winning Children’s Services are expanding on a nationwide basis – we are therefore looking to grow our team of person-centred and empowering employees even further. At CareTech Children’s services, we want to give the Young People that we support ‘extraordinary days every day’ – and this is where we need your assistance.
The Children’s Division within CareTech provides residential care, fostering and supported accommodation to some of the most inspirational Young People across the UK. The commitment, passion and support of our current staff teams speaks for itself; with an endless number of success stories of how we have supported a Young Person to live their life to the full and go on to succeed to their full potential.
We have over 60 Children’s Services across the UK, and are now looking to expand further within our Inspire division.
Acorn Way is a purpose built, 5 bedded short break service based in Telford. The home has a spacious garden to the rear with a ground level trampoline, go cart track and a small allotment area at the side of the house. The home is on one level and fully accessible for wheelchair users. It is located in a quiet suburban area with access to a variety of local facilities. We arrange days out, fun events and a variety of activities tailored to each child’s ability. Our service is designed to meet the needs of families with children with disabilities in the area.
No care experience is necessary to us; however you must be able to demonstrate your commitment and passion to supporting our Young People and be willing to work towards care qualifications. In this type of role, no day is the same – one day you might be hiking up a mountain or attending a football match, the next you might be knee-deep in mud after helping a Young Person gardening and using your culinary skills to prepare a nutritious meal. We are looking for caring, empowering and friendly individuals who can really make a difference to our inspiring Young People.
Every Young Person in our care is treated as an individual; we are seeking Support Workers who are adaptable, able to work under pressure and can work flexibly.
Why CareTech?
- We provide superb FREE training to achieve qualifications in Social Care
- We have a proven progression path - most of those who started as Support Workers are now Residential Managers
- We offer competitive rates of pay, along with an impressive benefits package including an employee assistance helpline, flexible additional holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, stakeholder pension scheme, share save scheme
- We offer apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to get into the sector
Due to the nature of the role, we will pay for you to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us. CareTech is an equal opportunities employer and will invite disabled applicants to contact us to identify any additional support that they may require throughout the recruitment process.
Due to the volume of applications, if you do not receive an invitation to interview within 14 working days, then consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. By applying for this role, you are consenting to the submission of your details for this purpose only. Any data processed will be used for recruitment purposes within CareTech only and will not be retained by CareTech for any longer than 6 months