Children and Young Adults Support Worker

9.20 - 9.50 GBP Hourly + GBP9.20 - GBP9.50/hour
25 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Huxton Resourcing are currently recruiting for permanent day and night positions on behalf of our client homes in the Birmingham area including Moseley, Bearwood and Erdington.

The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge and background of working with Emotional Behavioral Difficulties, Challenging Behaviour, Self-harm, Child Sexual Exploitation and be able to adapt to challenging situations such as child absconding.

You must be confident and committed and have a keen interest with working with young individuals from the ages of 8-17 and be able to make a positive difference to their lives. Background knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, learning disabilities will be ideal for the role.

Duties will involve meeting day to day requirements for the young people's needs and promoting independence in the residential home as well as out in the community.

You would need to commit to either permanent days OR nights.

The day shift Rota pattern would be 1 day on and 2 off with a 07:30 start until 22:00 finish (10 shifts a month, may require a sleep in).

The waking night shift pattern would require, 4 nights on and 4 off Rota with a 22:00 start until 07:30 finish.

The ideal candidate should have:

* NVQ Level 2 or above in Children and Young People or Health and Social Care - desirable not essential

* At least 6 months paid experience within a similar role (e.g. youth work, working with vulnerable people)

* Enhanced DBS Children and Adults