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Safehands Recruitment

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Safehands Recruitment
CPS House
7-9 Ambrose Street
GL50 3QR

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Care Support Worker - DS31


Safehands Recruitment are currently recruiting for Care Support Workers to join an independent school and children's home for children and young people aged 6-19 with special educational needs.

Salary ranging from £18,200 - £19,200 per annum (depending on experience, linked to competency and qualifications). This is a full time, permanent position working on average 42.5 hours a week, shift rotation, no nights. 8 weeks paid holiday which includes bank holidays.

Experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour and attachment disorders essential. Affordable, onsite accommodation may be available if required. Temporary accommodation is available to candidates re-locating.

As Support Worker you will be responsible for the following areas within your house:

* Liaise with Care Coordinator and Team Leaders daily and when necessary
* Inform senior care staff of significant events such as illnesses, accidents, incidents, concerns etc. as soon as practicable
* Inform senior care staff of any changes in behaviour or health, which may affect the general well-being of the pupils.
* Accompany pupils to medical appointments as required
* Order and purchase food and other household supplies according to budgets with agreement of senior care staff
* Organise leisure and free time activities for pupils
* Write record all necessary information
* Communicate effectively with colleagues
* Pass on relevant information to night staff regarding pupils
* Manage pupils' personal allowance
* Keep house clean and hygienic
* Take part in supervision and mentoring sessions as well as appraisals
* Report maintenance needs
* Taking part in the weekly house meeting
* Ensure incidents and accidents are recorded and signed by Care Coordinator / Team Leader
* Ensure all pupils records such as weight charts etc are filled in on a regular basis
* Organise laundry for the house
* Meet with senior and all house care staff once a week or when required
* Take part in the regular reviews of the pupils in your house to update Placement Plans, Risk Assessments, Positive Behaviour Management Plans and any other relevant documents
* Participate in training, meetings and personal development
* Carry and support the cultural and social life in your house community.

As a valued member of the team, you have the opportunity to help make a real difference and to develop a truly rewarding career for yourself.

If this position would be of interest to yourself, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team on 01242 505437 or  to discuss the role in more detail.

Salary: £18.2k - 19.2k per year

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