Senior Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00045211-1
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Harwich, Essex
  • Salary: £24,315 to £26,603
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Want to make a difference in a young person's life? Join Salutem in supporting people to live the life they love!
Salutem Care and Education have services across England and Wales supporting adults and children in residential and educational environments.
Individuals we support become part of a Salutem family, where they can be themselves, thrive, and love the life they live. We are immensely proud of the part we play in creating meaningful days and fulfilled lives for everyone at Salutem, and that includes those who work for us. The opportunities and prospects really are limitless, and that’s why you should consider becoming part of our family.
This service is located near the seaside in Harwich, Essex and provides 52-week care in a residential setting for up to 5 children and young people of all genders, aged between 7-18. The home supports young people with social and behavioural needs. We are a residential home registered with Ofsted which provides children and young people with a physically nurturing environment encouraging social learning opportunities, promoting health and wellbeing with dedicated emotional and behavioural support.
We offer training to our colleagues to enable them to support the young people in a Therapeutic way using the PACE method.
We are looking for a team of staff to provide a safe, warm, loving, nurturing and empowering environment for young people to live in and to move appropriately on from, when they are ready. If you are resilient and feel this could be the career for you, there are huge progression opportunities including support to achieve credited qualifications.
In return for hard work and commitment, we will offer a wonderfully supportive environment, where every team member is valued and developed to reach their full potential. Full training will be given by experienced and dedicated senior staff members and if you have the heart and soul to make a difference, the rest can be taught.
You are a superhero to all the young people we support. You overcome daily challenges to achieve amazing outcomes for children and support them to reach their goals and aspirations. Each day, you are driven by the motivation to provide a safe and support family home environment for the young people you support, enabling them to build their confidence and independence and empowering them to live their best lives.
Job Responsibilities:
* Working under the direction of the Deputy and Registered manager actively contribute to the provision of quality care, within which the health, welfare, education and development of young people is promoted. To work in collaboration with the team to ensure that the home meets all regulatory and statutory requirements.
* To take on-call duties outside of working hours in support of the home dealing with situations in line with children’s homes regulations and company procedures .
* To embrace the homes’ ethos in line with Ofsted standards and guidelines and the Home’s Statement of Purpose.
* To actively contribute to the delivery of a nurturing, homely, safe, accepting and caring environment in which children and young people can learn social and interpersonal skills, develop a positive sense of self and build their self-esteem and confidence.
* Work proactively with the team within the daily routine and agreed structures of the house, to include for example day to day parenting responsibilities, undertaking daily household responsibilities such as domestic tasks (cleaning, washing, ironing etc.), cooking, shopping, taking young people to appointments/meetings, planning the day and participation in activities (including physical activities such as swimming) with the young people. Support in the school/home education environment, in lessons with the young people and with life skill work etc.
* To work in collaboration with the team to ensure an appropriate programme of activities are in place and work with the young people to encourage and support participation. To accompany and support young people on holidays, short breaks and outings.
* Undertake and ensure all electronic and paper recording systems are completed daily whilst on shift in line with the company’s recording protocols. Participate in handover, team meetings etc.
* To fulfil the role of key worker to a named young person attending their statutory reviews, planning meetings, school events, etc. Contribute to the writing, review and updating of the care plan, the production of reports, and in ensuring their progress is monitored and recorded. To help organise and participate in young peoples’ and community meetings.
* To play an active role in the lives of all young people and to fulfil their emotional needs: to feel seen, heard, safe, respected, valued, supported, empathised with and cared for.
* To be aware of the need to maintain a protective environment for the young people who have suffered abuse or neglect from adults and to develop ways in which they are able to trust adults.
* To be able to acknowledge the communication needs of the young people and to be able to see the young person beyond their presenting behaviour.
* To promote young people’s rights, individuality and choice.
* Fulfil other duties reasonably considered by management as necessary for the safe and successful running of the home.
As a valued member of our family, we offer: At Salutem, you’re not just a care worker - you’re a supportive healthcare professional, an ambitious worker, a loyal colleague, a unique and transparent individual who provides engaging and meaningful experiences for the people we support.
As a valued member of our family, we offer:
• COVID-19 Vaccination
• Key Worker status
• Competitive rates of pay dependant on experience.
• Wagestream - our financial planning app, making it easier to access and manage your finances and allowing you to access up to 30% of your pay throughout the month as and when you need it.
• Training/Qualification Opportunities -In addition to the company induction, you will also receive bespoke specialist training that reflects the needs of the service and your personal development.
• Internal progression opportunities - We're committed to supporting your learning and upskilling, and will support you to reach your full potential and progress in your career with us.
• Induction – You will undertake a bespoke induction programme tailored to your specific job role and will complete training through a blended learning approach
• Perkbox – We have a great employee benefits platform called Perkbox, this includes over 200 different exclusive perks and discounts such as cinema tickets, flights/holidays, theme parks, days out plus much more!
• Employee Support Helpline – You will have access to a private and confidential employee support helpline, covering a wide range of topics including financial advice, health and well-being and more. This is all available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
• Pension
Due to the nature of the role, you must be aged 23 or older.
If you're looking to take the next step in your career and would like to be a part of the inclusive and diverse Salutem family, apply now