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Support Worker

Support Worker - Gateshead

Must have a Level 3 in Children & Young People's Workforce / NVQ L3 in Health and Social Care

Must have at least 6 months of experience working with children and young people

Fully flexible contracts days or nights

£10.70 per hour

We are currently looking for a hardworking, caring, compassionate Support Worker to join our friendly supported accommodation service, based in Sunderland.

We create a homely environment where children will feel safe, secure, and nurtured in their critical formative years, enabling them to build resilience and develop into adults who are not disadvantaged by their history. As a Support Worker, you’ll assist individually and as part of a team to help young people with emotional, behavioural, and learning disabilities achieve their full potential. 

We are looking for a Support Worker who is compassionate, caring and prepared to go the extra mile for our young people.

Our ideal Support Worker will: -

  • Work as a team player. 
  • Care planning for each young person.
  • Promote every young person’s rights and safeguard their welfare.
  • Possess empathetic, respectful, and positive personal characteristics. 
  • Demonstrate confidence and calmness in challenging situations. 
  • Show flexibility where required. 
  • Be able to recognise and identify problems and take appropriate action. 
  • Be able to be self-motivated and accept and take on levels of responsibility where necessary. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with Young People physical, medical, emotional, and behavioural needs as well as provide individual support as appropriate. 
  • Ability to take direction from others and to learn from own experience to develop and improve practice. 

Requirements of the Role:  

The key attributes and resilience, for working with children with a Learning disability (LD) as well as managing challenging behaviour they may present.  

  • Understand the importance of providing a stable environment for children 
  • Experience working with children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 
  • At least 6 months experience within the last 3 years of working with children and young people

Benefits ForeverCare offer: 

  • Employee benefits package (same-day GP appointments, 6 face-to-face therapy sessions, discounted shops)
  • Birthday Bonus
  • Access to company gym and spa membership at the grand hotel Seaburn
  • Random vouchers throughout the year
  • Opportunities to complete level 3 & 5 qualifications

So – if you are an experienced Support Worker, or someone currently working with children and looking for a change in career apply now or call Alison on 0330 335 8997.

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