Website Enhanced Young Persons Services
Enhanced Young People’s Services is family run business who offers support to Children and Young People through-out the north-east. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker to join our fast-growing organisation with one of our Homes in Gateshead.
You will be expected to:
- Fully support the Manager in ensuring the Home operates as efficiently
- Maintain the highest quality of support to our Young People.
- Demonstrate a good awareness of child development, family dynamics and safeguarding.
- Support the team in delivering positive outcomes the Young People.
- Start every day with a fresh outlook
- Be passionate about making a difference.
- To deliver support through a trauma focused lens.
- You are expected to have completed, be working towards or be willing to work towards NVQ/Diploma Level 2 Health & Social Care (or equivalent) or a similar qualification for working with vulnerable people
- Experience working in a similar setting with children and young people is essential.
- Must be at least 22 years of age to work in this setting (4 years above the oldest home member)
- A satisfactory DBS check and references checks as part of our Safer Recruitment process.
- Provide support to Young People within the Home or the wider community
- Ensure that the safety and welfare of the children
- Promote optimal child development
- Be alert to signs indicating that the child may not be meeting key developmental milestones, has been harmed or is at risk of harm.
- Safeguard and promote the welfare of children
- Safely transport children
- Follow Policies and Procedures and work within legislative guidelines and best practice
- Build and maintain high quality and appropriate professional relationships with children to enable positive change to take place
- Communicate clearly and sensitively, building effective relationships with young people, families, and other professionals
- Undertake training and development to meet the duties and responsibilities of the post
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with your colleagues, line managers and Senior Management Team
- Work flexibly with children’s services and other agencies to meet the needs of children
- Promote a positive workforce culture that is focused on the development and improvement of the home
- Undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading and nature of the post.
- Full time and part-time positions available.
- Flexibility of hours to meet professional and personal needs.
- Shifts include days, evenings, weekends and waking night and sleep ins.
Salary and grades are determined on evidence provided through your application form, the interview process and certificates (see job description for more information)
- Support Worker Grade A £10.50 per hour
- Senior Grade B £11.20 per hour
- Team Leader Grade C £12.50 per hour
What is in it for you?
- 28 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service and an additional day for every year’s service (up to 3 years) following this
- Company Pension
- Free parking on site
- Training and Development
- Free access to counselling services
- The ability to move through pay grades based on evidence of progression
- Payment per sleep in
- £200 refer a friend payment
- Bonus of £250 for every Ofsted Inspection which considers the service ‘Outstanding’
You will have the opportunity to build an exciting career in a fast-growing organisation where you are free to achieve your potential.