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Support Worker - Children's or Young Adults' Homes

Seashell Trust
Cheadle
£22,523 - £23,242 a year - Permanent

Location

Cheadle

Benefits
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  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

Support Worker (Children’s & Young Adults' Homes)

Salary: £22,523 - £23,242 (Depending on Experience) Plus Benefits!

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time / Part Time Hours Available

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

We have 17 home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years.

All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

About you:

We are looking for someone who is resilient to join our team. You’ll have amazing days, fun days but in this role you’ll also have tough, challenging days.

We’re also looking for flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change, no two days are the same when you are working with people!

Experience is not essential for this position as we offer training and development support and good career progression opportunities to start/develop your career in social care if you share our values of Integrity, Innovation & Involvement.

About the Role of Residential Support Worker:

  • Our full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week.
  • Shift patterns are over 7 days, with alternate weekends required (with enhanced pay rates), but no nights.
  • Shifts are typically 7:30am-3pm or 2:30pm-10pm and split shifts.
  • Working one-to-one providing daily care and support for our young adults including supporting their personal care needs, mobility, daily routine, communication, independent living skills, learning and access to leisure activities.
  • Challenging behaviours will present in this role, so to fully support our young people and staff, candidates should be prepared to work at times in a high-pressured environment. Within our unique induction programme, we provide behaviour management training. Plus, ongoing support once in role.

Seashell Trust Benefits:

  • Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service.
  • Fully paid accredited British Sign Language Course.
  • Support to complete an NVQ level 3 qualification relating to working in Health & Social Care along with additional personal/professional development opportunities.
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including; Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

About Recruitment at Seashell

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

We are a LGBTQA+ friendly employer and welcome applications from all identities.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

Job Type: Permanent

Pay: £22,523.00-£23,242.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Store discount

Application question(s):

  • Please can you provide a brief summary of why you would like to apply for the role of Support Worker at Seashell?

Work Location: In person