Salary: £17,270 – £19,720
Location: Walsall, Aldridge
Closing date: 7th March 2021
Are you a caring and compassionate person who wants to make a difference? Join Progress and help support and care for children and young people in the Walsall area.
As a Support Worker at our Portland House residential service, you will be caring for children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities, Autism, ADHD and associated behavioural challenges.
Children and Young People accommodated at Portland House may also be experiencing mental health, self-harming and sexualised behaviours and are socially and emotionally delayed, through neglect and harm.
A support worker will also assist the management team in maintaining a safe and enabling environment that provides positive experiences to children and young adults.
Your role is also vital to the progression of a children and young people. A support worker encourages them to develop new skills and to be the best that they can be. You must be sensitive to the needs of those in your care.
The roles will require you to work unsociable hours, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rolling rota basis.
Our goal is to increase resilience and reduce dependency by blending a range of services to provide seamless transitions through residential, foster care, semi-independent and independent living.
At Portland House, we put the needs of those we support at the centre of everything we do. We care about the support and development of children/ young people and want them to lead regular lives.
We CARE about our services, staff and the people we support – continually improving the quality of care and service delivery.
We TRUST that staff will work in partnership in all areas – ensuring we are meeting business objectives, goals and targets.
We RESPECT each other regardless of position and provide peer support to our colleagues by working together.
We PROGRESS in our development – personally, as a business, for our professional partners and for the people we support.
You must be able to demonstrate that you have a QCF level 3 Health and Social Care qualification or equivalent along with, at least and at least two years’ experience in a residential setting.
A full clean driving license would be a distinct advantage.
All applicants will undergo an Enhanced DBS check. Full details of the job description can be viewed here.
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