Website Brook Street
** 4768 **
** Childrens Support Worker **
** Northampton, Northamptonshire **
** Permanent and full time (average of 39 hours per week, however if you are looking for a permanent role but with less hours, we can also offer 24 and 32 hour contracts **
** 10am – 10pm or 10am and ends at 10.30am the following day – this will be if doing a sleep **
** £22,340 – £27,314 **
** Childrens residential home for children aged between 8 and 18 years **
BS Social Care are currently recruiting for a Childrens Support Worker to work in one of our Northampton homes providing a nurturing, caring, and safe service for children aged between 8 and 18 years. We support them to grow and learn and to develop their skills, confidence, and independence. The children and young people who live at the home have different learning, physical and emotional needs. Some children have high level complex needs, including health and social needs and behaviours that can challenge.
About the employer; this employer is a well established childrens company that owns 3 Northampton childrens homes.
About the job; to work directly with children and young people as part of a team and to achieve the aims set out by The Banyan Tree within the organisation’s policy framework.
The staff team will be responsible for supporting children and young people with emotional, behavioral and social difficulties and/or moderate learning difficulties and/or attachment disorder and/or mental health needs and the associated needs of these diagnosis’ in all aspects of their lives.
The Residential Support Worker will assist the Senior Residential Support Workers and the Managers in providing the highest possible standards of care and support at all times for the children and young people.
About the ideal candidate;
Essential – Minimum of two years experience in working with children and young people with emotional behavioural and social difficulties and/or Learning Difficulties and/or Attachment Disorder.
Desirable – NVQ3/Diploma or other relevant childcare qualification.
Essential – Knowledge of The Children Act 1989, 2004, Care Standards Act 2000, Quality Standards and Children’s Homes Regulations (as revised) Associated legislation.
Essential – Understanding of the developmental needs of children.
Essential – Awareness of the impact of disruptive patterns of life on children and young people. Have a working knowledge of, effective anti-discriminatory social work practices. Have a positive attitude toward research and ability to integrate learning.
Essential – Awareness of the dynamics of looking after a group of children with a range of needs and diagnosis’ and being ‘looked after’.
This is a full time and permanent role paying £22,340 – £27,314 with the option of overtime. You will be offered an intense induction followed by consistent training and supervisions. Progression is offered and supported. Benefits will also be offered such as;
28 days annually. Please note that when working bank holidays you will either receive plus 50% pay or time of in lieu (TOIL).
Sickness Pay entitlement.
Sick pay is normally statutory sick entitlement. At the Director’s discretion in some circumstances there is the possibility of pay.
We have a discretionary annual loyalty bonus system.
This information is meant as a guideline only, and full details of employment conditions will be made available to successful candidates.
An extensive range of training is provided and integral to the organisation’s aim to enhance the team’s skills and performance. If team members leave within the first six months, a financial contribution could be required.
We offer an auto enrolment pension scheme compliant with legislation.
To apply for this role, please either send your CV to Zoe Gunn at BS Social Care via or call Zoe on .