Senior Support Worker

Recruiter
Care In Mind
Location
Preston
Salary
£18478 - £19080 per annum
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Ref
88552
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Support Worker 

Join Care in Mind – A Unique and Innovative Approach to Supporting Young People in Care. 

Care in Mind provide residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old who have been discharged from psychiatric inpatient stays or secure children’s homes. The young people we care for often require a high level of support and dynamic approach to risk management in order to support problems they may have with self-harming, behaviour and emotional regulation. 

Position: Senior Support Worker 
Location: Fulwood, Preston 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week plus 1 sleep in per week; Early Shift- 7.00am- 3.30pm; Late Shift – 2.00pm-10.30pm; Sleep ins – 11.00pm-7am 
Salary: £19,080.75 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience (Trainee salary - £18,478.20) 
Benefits: Enhanced company pension, Enhanced maternity / paternity leave, Minimum of 30 days holidays, Company sick pay, Recruit a friend scheme, Employee of the year awards, Employee Assistance programme / counselling service, Free on-site parking Paid, DBS check, Online shopping discounts. 

Closing date for applications: 30th August, 2019 

About the role: 

Our aim is to support the young people using a therapeutic approach to live in a non-secure community setting and to achieve their individual goals in preparation for transition to adult life. 

As part of our continued growth we are now looking to recruit for our home in Fulwood, Preston. 

Responsibilities: 

- To act as a member of the team and assist the management staff in giving the highest standard of care possible to all the young people, closely following individual care plans and programmes. 
- To support the Team Leaders, Deputy and Residential Manager in ensuring the running of the home is to its highest possible standard. 
- To assist the Team Leaders in the planning of co-ordination of shifts, ensuring 1:1 time is planned for the young people as well as the facilitation of appointments and planned activities. To take lead in managing this in the absence of a Team Leader. 

About you: 

- NVQ Level 2 qualification in in care or equivalent. 
- Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs. 
- To be able to work as part of a team. 
- Good verbal and written communication skills. 
- Able to work shifts within a 24/7 day per week rota. 

Care in Mind provides care 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. All roles will involve some weekend working. 

If you have a passion and commitment to work with young people and make a difference to their lives please apply now for a link to our online application pack. 

Care in Mind operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community. 

As an employer we are also committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. 

We reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest. 

You may have experience of the following: Senior Support Worker, Senior Care Worker, Care Assistant, Care Staff, Social Care, Social Worker, Social Work, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Young People, Vulnerable People, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Voluntary, etc. 

Ref: 88552

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