Support Worker - Children's Services

County of Herefordshire
7.80 GBP Hourly
10 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Support Workers required for a brand new Children's Service on the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye
GBP7.80 - GBP9.14, GBP62.50 per Sleep In per hour depending on experience, plus excellent training, progression, pension, childcare vouchers
Numerous shift patterns available, for full time we normally work on a 2 days on, 3 days off rota, however we will also consider part-time and bank workers
Interviews being held ASAP, with the new service due to open soon.

Do you believe that some of your best traits are compassion, empathy and friendliness? Would you say that you're the type of person who likes to make people smile? Would you'd like to work in a job that adds real value to people's lives and at the same time offers you an actual career and job security? If this is how you see yourself, and these are the type things you're looking for, then maybe this could be the right job opportunity for someone just like you.

At CareTech, we pride ourselves on our friendly, innovative, person-centred, empowering and positive values that we reflect as a company. We are seeking candidates who share the same passion for the values as we do, offering a career where you can develop these attributes further. Does this sound like you? Would you love the opportunity to make a real difference to our Young People's lives? Then we need your support!

At I&A Services, part of the CareTech group, we are currently recruiting for Support Workers for our brand new, recently renovated Children's Service set in a peaceful rural location on the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye. The service provides a safe, nurturing environment where support can be given to young people who, due to specific challenging life episodes, are experiencing crisis in their lives. The service provides the opportunity for young people to have their needs assessed so future support services can implement effective planning to meet their needs. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment with a high standard of care and accommodation for children, ensuring of an excellent delivery of care.

We are seeking caring, committed and compassionate Support Workers to join our team, for our new development which is due to open in July 2017. Whilst experience definitely isn't essential, we don't just want anyone! We are looking for courageous and committed individuals who can communicate these attributes within a challenging yet rewarding environment. In return, we will provide you with superb training and progression opportunities, in tandem with good rates of pay and a benefits package. We have over 250 Services as far North as Inverness and as far South as Kent, and all areas in between. We are looking for enthusiastic, person-centred individuals who share the same passion for care as we do!

Applicants must have, or be willing to work towards a Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma or recognised equivalent. Due the location of the service and the shift patterns drivers would be preferred. Shift patterns are three days on, six days off.

Why CareTech?

• We provide a full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
• We provide superb FREE training to achieve qualifications in Social Care
• We have a proven progression path - most of those who started as Support Workers are now Residential Managers
• We offer competitive rates of pay, along with an impressive benefits package including an employee assistance helpline, flexible additional holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, special retail discount vouchers, stakeholder pension scheme
• We offer apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to get into the sector

This is a great opportunity - if you are caring, compassionate and a good communicator and would like to commit to the first stage of the process, get in touch today!

Due to the nature of the role, we will pay for you to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us. Under the Equality Act 2010, some posts may have a minimum age requirement, based on the age of the oldest child within the service you are applying for.

CareTech is an equal opportunities employer and will invite disabled applicants to contact us to identify any additional support that they may require throughout the recruitment process.

Due to the volume of applications, if you do not receive an invitation to interview within 14 working days, then consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion, however we have other services you may be suitable for in surrounding areas for the roles below: Support Workers, Team Leaders, Deputy Managers, and Registered Managers.