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Child Disability Support Workers needed in Cardiff

Job Description

Care support worker Opportunities

Up to 37.5 Hours per Week

£8.21 per hour – £9.50 per hour dependant on experience

Location: Cardiff

Our client is an exciting and rapidly growing sector-leading provider of specialist services for children and adults with complex needs associated with autism. The homes and schools provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment for the individuals we support, within a framework of lifelong learning. The main focus is on supporting individual needs as well as their strengths, interests and aspirations, in order to help them to become as independent and fulfilled as possible.

This can be a very challenging role at times but at the same time very rewarding and satisfying.

The Role

This Particular setting caters for Children (8yrs – 18yrs).

As a Care Support Worker, you’ll work closely with the individuals that we support on all aspects of their day to day living, including developing their domestic and social skills, personal care, and encouraging individuality, confidence and self-esteem. Working as part of a great team, this role can be incredibly rewarding for the right person and offers great job satisfaction, with the opportunity to have a huge impact on someone’s life.

To be successful in this role, you’ll be;

  • Passionate about providing quality care.
  • Someone who has a strong work ethic and will go the extra mile.
  • Honest, with a high level of integrity.
  • Empathetic and caring, a passionate advocate for the individuals we support.
  • A real team player.
  • Creative, with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Able to think on your feet, and to tailor your approach to individual needs.
  • Inspirational and a positive role model to others.
  • Patient and resilient in the face of setbacks.
  • A strong communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Have confidence when dealing with challenging behaviours.

You’ll also ideally have relevant work or life experience in a similar environment where you can apply your skills in this new role.

In addition, it would also be great if you have any of the following (but these are not necessities):

 

  • An awareness of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Team Teach/PRICE/PBM training

 

What’s in it for you?

This client recognises and appreciates hard work, so they are committed to offering a wide range of competitive benefits to suit individual needs, which can include:

  • A comprehensive learning and development programme to ensure every employee has the opportunity to flourish and be the best they can be. This ranges from technical training to soft skills. The clients career pathways are clearly mapped out, and they have numerous examples of inspiring career stories of current employees who have progressed through the business, including up to Board level.
  • Active investment in key qualifications to ensure staff can continue to demonstrate and continuously improve their competence in specific areas.
  • Competitive salary scales which are bench marked regularly to ensure we are competitive with local market rate, alongside overtime opportunities.
  • Competitive annual leave allowance.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Regular recognition initiatives, including a competitive recommend a friend scheme, as well as an invitation to our annual awards event!
  • We also offer a wide range of additional benefits, dependant on role.

Above all, you can look forward to joining an award-winning team who make a real difference to the lives of the individuals we support and do truly fulfilling work. This Client is an equal opportunity employer. They celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Additional Information

The role of a Children’s Residential Support Worker

Children’s Residential Support Workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children in care. Children living in a residential care home need the same kind of support and care that all children and young people need, in order to achieve the best they can in terms of their health, education and all aspects of their development.

As a residential support worker you will need to gain the trust of children and young people who for a variety of reasons need to use residential care to help them deal with issues affecting their lives. The work involves being a role model, developing good relationships and guiding children and young people in their learning, life skills and personal development. You will have an individual responsibility to comply with statutory child protection processes and make sure that children are kept safe from harm.

You’ll need:

  • the ability to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds and gain their trust;
  • tact, patience and understanding;
  • mental strength, to cope with challenging situations and clients.

To work in children’s homes, you must be at least 18 years old and at least 4 years older than the oldest child in the home. For this reason, many of these jobs carry a minimum age restriction of 21.

Children's Residential Support Workers will be required to hold or complete the relevant Level 3 qualification in Children & Young people.

In Wales, Residential Child Care Managers and Workers must register with the Care Council in order to practise.

Benefits:
  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hour On Call Service in place
  • Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Award winning company
  • Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
  • Full booking confirmation before you start
  • Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
  • Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Experience:
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
DBS:
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 6th February 2020


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