Care Worker. Children's Home. Special Needs - Cranleigh, Surrey
£20,594 - £21,330 per year. 25 days plus public holidays paid
Experience not needed, full training and mentoring given
Our client is a non-maintained specialist school, college and children's home working with some of the UK's most complex and vulnerable children and young people. Their care team support their young people outside of school hours and also provide cover in the classroom enabling their education staff to take their breaks. They are looking for dedicated care workers to join their team on a permanent basis.
You will support young people with complex learning disabilities, severe social communication and behavioural issues. This role gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to their lives. With your compassion, guidance and training, you will watch them grow, develop and support them towards adulthood.
No two days are the same. You will support their students to develop their life skills; assisting with their self and personal - care, choosing and preparing their meals, shopping, money handling and accompanying activities on and off site.
You will help them to manage their emotions and behaviours. You will have the ongoing support of a skilled and dedicated team. Comprehensive training and mentoring includes learning about safeguarding, autism and positive behaviour support. They will equip you with the skills and confidence to support their young people, offer them boundaries and choices and provide safe and effective physical intervention when needed.
You don't need experience. You need empathy, enthusiasm, compassion, mental, physical and emotional resilience and the drive to make a real difference to the lives of the most complex children and vulnerable young people. You will progress to Senior Care Worker level after 2 years working on the care team and completion of a QCF Level 3 in Residential Childcare (subject to satisfactory progression and appraisal), earning £21,695 - £23,830.
If recruited, you will be required to complete Team Teach positive behaviour support training as part of your induction before employment. You will need to be able to work 37 hours per week in a 4 week shift pattern including alternate weekends and undertake sleep in duties as required (current sleep in rate £53.43).
They also welcome staff looking to work weekends, holidays and part time.
For full details, please apply online or call 01227 780888
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