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Support Worker - Child Care

Job Title: Support Worker - Child Care
Location: Taunton
Salary: £18,250 - 21,556 per year
Reference: JR159
Contact Name: Natalie Burr
Contact Email: Natalie.burr@24-7staffing.co.uk
Job Published: July 27, 2021 09:27

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding but challenging career, where no two days are the same?

Do you want to work for a company that provides excellent career progression?

Are you passionate about working with children?

If you have answered 'yes' to these questions, then we want to hear from you!

24-7 Staffing are looking for positive people who are willing to open their hearts, emotionally invest and provide a high standard of care to children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and trauma, using trauma informed practices which are embedded within the client’s culture.
Our client provides 24-hour support, 365 days per year therefore, you must be able to work a mixture of shifts, including weekends and sleep-ins. You need to be able to commit to the sleep-in shifts between 2-3 per week.

About the role:

As a Residential Child Care Worker, you will be attentive to the young person’s needs, support the emotional, mental, and physical health needs, including repairing earlier damage to self-esteem and encouraging friendships.
Our Client provides a safe and stimulating environment in high-quality buildings, with spaces that support nurture and allow privacy; as well as common spaces and spaces to be active in a home from home family setting.
As a Residential Child Care Worker, you will be working within a supportive and experienced team; you will also be working alongside professionals and with children’s families.
Each of the children is treated as an individual and their voice is heard, through trauma informed practices our Client is able to offer them a full supported range of services, with education, therapy if required our Client really does put the children in the heart of everything they do.
About you:

You must be over the age of 18
You must have a Full UK Driving licence
You must have a passion for working with children
You do not need experience as full training is provided (although experience within a childcare setting is desirable)
You must be able to commit to 2-3 sleep-ins per week
You must be flexible and understanding; the service is open all year round and you may be expected to go on holiday with the children and work over Christmas to make their memories special
You must be committed to ongoing professional development and achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce

Free DBS
Quality robust training
Company pension scheme
Holiday pay
Healthcare scheme
Discounts in many high street shops
Employee referral scheme
Employee assistant programme