Essential Criteria: A positive attitude and willingness to learn
Location: Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire
Contract Type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Hours: 4-week rota pattern – Ave 39hrs per week.
Salary: £17,745 - £19,670 (£8.75-£9.70ph)
We are currently looking for a number of Support Workers in Meldreth (South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire border - Nr. Royston), where our children’s home and school provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people age 9-19 years with severe and profound communication difficulties associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and degenerative disorders.
Duties will include:
Providing exceptional high levels of care during all daily activities such as washing, dressing, socialising, learning, washing/personal care.
Assisting with therapy sessions such as hydrotherapy and rebound therapy.
Communicating effectively and building strong relationships that will empower the children and young adults are free to grow and develop
Ensuring that the environment is safe, supportive and enjoyable
Helping develop their learning and social skills wherever possible
Please note that the role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care routines.
It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the children and young adults that we work with. So whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it’s not essential. What’s more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference.
What’s on offer:
Full training and continued support
Opportunity to study the Level 3 diploma in Residential Child Care or Health and Social Care which will be funded by us!
Part time hours available if required
Accommodation if required (subject to availability)
30 days’ holiday including bank holidays
Life assurance and pension