Senior Childrens Support Worker in London

Senior Childrens Support Worker in London

Location: London

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Norwood

Date Advertised: 2021-11-26

Job RoleTo support the Home Manager in providing an overnight short break (respite) service for children/young people with severe, complex and profound learning disabilities.MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESTo support children/young people with their daily routine, including personal care, religious and cultural beliefs, mobility, administering medication and any health related procedures.To support children and young people to make their own choices and decisions, ensuring that their needs and wishes are fully considered in decision relating to them. To enable children/young people to develop their social skills and to access appropriate leisure activities and promote their participation and independenceTo be responsible for shift leading; this includes welcoming children and parents into the service, receiving and recording all information clearly and accurately, including medication.Experience Required· Experience in a residential or respite setting with children / young people with learning disabilities· Willingness to study for NVQ 3 Caring for children and young peopleEnglish and Maths to GCSE Grade C or equivalent· Working Knowledge of residential/respite child care practice· Sound understanding of needs of children/young people with learning disabilities· Knowledge of child protection practice· Understanding of equal opportunities· Awareness of National Minimum Standards· knowledge of Key working· Excellent leadership skills· Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)· Ability to relate well to children and young people· Ability to communicate with parents carers and other professionals· Sound I.T. skills (including Word, Excel and use of e-mail)Rewards Package• Working with one of the UKs leading charities• Generous holiday entitlement – 28 days including bank holidays• Overtime opportunities• Excellent training provided including the opportunity to study your NVQ/QCF in Health and Social Care• Contributory Pension Scheme 3%• Career progression opportunities• Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus schemeT: 0208 420 6978M: 07729 107910Please note: We reserve the right to close the advert, once we receive sufficient applications, so recommend an early application.This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.
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