Support Worker

Potter Johnson Recruitment are pleased to be working together with a well established children's residential home service, providing support and accommodation to young people across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Buckinghamshire.
Our client can offer a fantastic and intensive learning programme which will develop individual skills in sessions including Safeguarding, Attachment Theory, Reflective Practice, Motivational Interviewing and much more. Our qualified, multidisciplinary team of Social Workers, Teachers and Health Practitioners ensures every member of the team is supported with regular supervision and team meetings. In addition, we provide a comprehensive pension and financial advice service and the opportunity to develop and progress.
Due to expansion, our client are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join their OFSTED registered Children’s Home based in Haddenham. This role will include lone and group working with young people aged 14 – 17.
Job Description:
* To be responsible for managing the project whilst on shift, taking full responsibility for managing the establishment, (the resources and the fabric of the building) and, most importantly, the welfare of the young people.
* Promote the development of the young people
* Protect young people from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home. Understand and implement all safeguarding related policies.
* Ensure that key stages in the stay of young people such as admission and discharge are properly
* managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans
* Ensure that young people facing particular crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support
* Ensure that young people are responsible for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives, supporting them and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility
* As a support worker, participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual support plans and engaging young people in learning.
* Contribute to and complete risk assessment regarding clients when necessary.
* Support their clients with transport when required
* Use the community as a means of support and social learning for the young people
* Encourage, and where possible ensure, that their clients respect others in the community.
* Build positive relationships with community members, ensuring that the privacy of the clients is not effected.
* Develop and maintain good working relationships with family members where appropriate, social workers, school staff and other professionals with a concern for the young person’s needs.
* Ensure constructive and positive communication and negotiation with referring
* agencies regarding young people.
* Positive and non-judgmental value base
* A knowledge of the Children Act and subsequent relevant legislation
* Demonstration of a commitment to supporting and motivating young people
* Ability to maintain boundaries and communicate effectively with young people
* Ability to work within a team.
* Ability to work shifts including sleep-ins – including weekends and bank holidays
* Experience of working with children or young people
* NVQ Level 2 in Social Care/Registered Children's Homes or a similar subject
* Full UK driving licence and use of our car
This is a full time role, 39 hours a week with 3 sleep ins required.
If you have the right skills and experience and are interested in this role please submit your CV