Support worker (Driver)

Details


1068528


University of Salford


20/06/2024


6 Months


37 hours per week


Casual

Pay


£11.63


£1.24

Description

Role
We are recruiting Full Time Support Workers who are passionate about supporting disabled children or young adults.  You will be working in a team based in one of our Children's Homes or Adult Supported Tenancies supporting up to 4 children or adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability and/or complex health needs

 
We aim to transform the lives of children and young adults we support through our commitment to excellence.  

The work is challenging but, as no two days are ever the same, it is rewarding and enjoyable.

As a Support Worker (Driver), you will be using company owned vehicles, where you will assist the people we support to access the local community, medical appointments, family contact and activities.

Driving is a requirement of this role, candidates must hold a full UK driving license.

Duties and responsibilities

Main Duties

Young People

1. To support children and young people to maximise their potential and ensure that their physical, emotional, social and educational needs are met.

2. To safeguard the children and young people who they support ensuring that they are protected from all forms of abuse and those they live in a safe environment.

3. Where required by the Registered Manager undertake the responsibilities for the role of key worker for the child or young person

4. Contribute to the assessment of individual children’s/young people’s needs and circumstances

5. Contribute towards and implement the agreed Care Placement Plan for each child/young person supporting young people to achieve their personal goals.

6. Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic programmes to support and enable children and young people to manage their behaviour and promote children’s and young people’s social and emotional development

7. Prepare, implement and evaluate agreed therapeutic activities to help to promote children’s/young people’s sensory and intellectual development

8. Establish and maintain relationships with parents/carers and where required support children and young people and their families to address issues which affect the child or young persons, health emotional and social well-being.

9. Contribute to the provision of a safe framework and effective strategies to support children and young people to manage their behaviour

10. Observe and assess the development and behaviour of children/ young people 

11. review children’s/young people’s individual progress and needs in line with statutory and directorate requirements

12. Represent children’s/young people’s interests when they are not able to do so themselves

13. Support children/young people as they move towards transition to adult services or are experiencing a change in their care requirements and provision

14. At all times act as an advocate for the child / young person to ensure the best possible outcome for them

Skills and experience

Staff will receive all the training they require to fulfil their role.  Training takes place during weekdays and staff must be available to attend introductory mandatory training and refresher training as required.   Training dates are issued in advance.

NVQs – staff who do not have an equivalent or higher qualification are required to complete a relevant NVQ qualification within two years of commencing employment.  This is paid for by the company and full support to complete the qualification is given. 

Location
Bolton

Benefits

  • Free Enhanced DBS check
  • Competitive pay scale with opportunities for additional overtime
  • Increment on completion of probationary period (6 months)
  • Additional payments for additional responsibilities up to £2000 per annum
  • Enhanced overtime rate
  • Enhanced pay over Christmas and New Year
  • 30 days holiday including public holidays
  • Paid-for training and qualifications
  • Staff Recognition Schemes – employee of the month, refer a friend, long service plus nominations for national awards
  • Staff Council – a forum in which staff from all sections of the organisation can suggest and initiate change
  • Salary Protection Scheme in the event of longer-term absence from work due to illness or injury (contracted staff)
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to a 24-hour advice line offering support on a range of life and work, money and family issues and 24 hour medical support including online GP appointments, physiotherapy and mental health support and counselling (contracted staff)
  • Discount schemes for local and national shops and services

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