Support Worker

  • Job Reference: SWR2376
  • Date Posted: 30 June 2020
  • Recruiter: Cascade
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Salary: £9.42 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Children's Support Worker – Cascade Care, Banks House supports children aged between 13-18 years old living with autism, mental health conditions and learning difficulties along the road to greater independence. Due to expansion we are looking for Care Support Workers to join our Children’s Services team based in Norwich on a permanent basis, with both full, part-time hours available as well as sleep shifts. For the roles of Children's Support Worker, we are offering an hourly rate up to £9.42 plus benefits of additional hours, sleep in nights and bonuses based on Ofsted inspection reports. 

As a Children's Support Worker in one of our homes you are required to provide support in ensuring the promotion and provision of the highest standard of care is always delivered, and to safeguard and support the development of our young people.

 As a Care Support Worker, you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting residents where support is required, following support plans, risk assessments and actively reviewing progress using the outcome star model
  • Supporting residents to participate in educational sessions, physical activities, group activities and activities of daily living
  • Documenting and evidencing care by completing daily progress notes and being involved in discussing how best to support a resident needs in the least restrictive way
  • Taking responsibility for key working with specific residents and leading on their care with the support of specialist group managers
  • Promoting the health and well-being of residents in terms of both physical health and mental health
  • General day-to-day upkeep of the house  
  • Assisting residents with meal preparations, personal care and other essential living skills to promote development and progression towards independence

 Key skills and attributes required:

  • A positive role model with the drive and ambition to deliver the Cascade ethos to all
  • Hold or willing to work towards the Care Certificate and Residential Childcare Qualification
  • Willingness to undertake additional training to support development in role
  • A genuine interest in supporting children and young people with Autism, mental health conditions and learning difficulties
  • Good communication, listening, observational and writing skills
  • High level of personal integrity and passion

In return, we provide a full and robust induction and the successful applicant will be enrolled onto our e-learning to gain in-depth knowledge about how we work and the different difficulties/ diagnoses our residents live with. We also offer regular training opportunities and an hourly rate of £9.42, free evening meal pension and bonus arrangement for successful OFSTED inspections. We also run a Refer a Friend scheme.

If you have the necessary skills and experience and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible.

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