Support Worker Job In Pontefract, City And Borough Of Wakefield

Published 2021-12-16
Expires 2022-01-16
ID #794888131
26187 £
Support Worker Job In Pontefract, City And Borough Of Wakefield
United Kingdom, West Yorkshire, Pontefract,
Published December 16, 2021

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Support worker
Min. Salary: 25173.00

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Full Time/Permanent – 39 hours per week
Starting basic £19,773 + sleep in shifts = potential annual salary of £25,173
This will rise to a basic of £20,077 + sleep in shifts = potential annual salary of £25,477 upon successful completion of probation period
Basic £20,787 + sleep in shifts = potential annual salary of £26,187
(The above salaries are based on a 39 hour contract and 10 sleep in shifts per month. Qualified Support Worker salary is based on the proven existing completion of a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare)
Contracts available
20 hrs / 30 hrs / 39 hrs
At Dove Adolescent Services we support young people within our care to develop emotional resilience to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. The underpinning ethos within our homes is of fostering appropriate relationships with young people and their significant others, to support them within their future transitions into adulthood.
We are currently looking for Residential Child Care Workers to join our growing team. You will be located in one of our residential homes within the Barnsley or Wakefield areas, and full training is available to you so no prior experience is necessary.
Main responsibilities:
* Complete key domestic duties on a day-to-day basis that ensure a homely environment is maintained
* Encourage the development of individual interests and attitudes by planning, organising and participating in activities
* To promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each young person in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. To assess individual needs and contribute to care and risk plans.
* Establish and maintain positive and trusting relationships with the young people
* Manage behaviour positively and assertively by working in line with specified care and risk management plans
* Consult with young people to promote the development of a healthy lifestyle
* Motivate and assist young people in developing and sustaining positive networks with adults and peer groups, including families
* Participate in the development, implementation and review of packages of care through team meetings, supervisions
* Attend, and where necessary advocate for the Young Person, in child care reviews
All applicants must have:
* Understanding and commitment to the role, which is is 24/7, including weekends and bank holidays. Undertake sleep-in duties as part of flexible rota.
* Experience of supporting young people who may be vulnerable is desired but not essential
* Be capable of working on their own initiative to a high level of accuracy, maintain clear, neat records
* Have good inter-personal skills, and be a positive team player
* Computer experience to an intermediate level
* The ability to complete daily records to meet statutory and policy requirements.
* Empathetic nature
* Have good oral and written communication skills in a variety of contexts
* The ability to engage, motivate and encourage young people
* A desire to learn , as a comprehensive training package is required which includes the completion and ability to achieve a childcare Diploma level 3 within 2yrs of employment as this is a requirement in line with the Childrens Homes Regulations
* Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.
We are an IIP Gold Awarded Company and invest heavily within the continued professional development of our employees
20, 30 hour Part Time or 39 hour Full Time contracts available
Pay increase after successful probation period
Performance linked benefits and bonus.
Additional pay for Bank Holidays
Short notice sickness cover bonus £30
Sleep in allowance of £45 per night, Average sleeps ins 8-10 per month on a full time contract
Accredited qualification – Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare
Free meals whilst on shift
Flexible working schedule
Annual leave loyalty scheme
Annual bonus reward to recognise loyalty and commitment
Company contributory pension scheme offered after qualifying period
Holidays: 20 days plus Bank Holidays. Holidays rising to 25 days with continuous employment of 5 years
Child care scheme available
Dove Adolescent Services Ltd established 1993 provides residential care for young people. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies

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    Support Workers provide practical and emotional support to individuals with health problems, mental disorders, and emotional difficulties. They look after the well-being of vulnerable people by assisting with day-to-day tasks.

    Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, England, near the A1 (or Great North Road) and the M62 motorway. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is one of the five towns in the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield and had a population of 30,881 at the 2011 Census. Pontefract's motto is Post mortem patris pro filio, Latin for "After the death of the father, support the son", a reference to the English Civil War Royalist sympathies.

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