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Senior Support Worker

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Organisation:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Hours:
37.00
Salary:
£22,183 - £24,491
Working
Pattern:
Permanent
Location:
London Road, Harston
Reference:
24149
Closing date:
29 September 2021 at midnight
Would you like to start or continue your career supporting Children and Young People who have a disability?

An opportunity has arisen at London Road, Harston, Cambridge.

London Road is a Long Term and Shared Care home for Children and Young People aged 8 to 18 who have a learning or physical disability and or additional health or behavioural needs.

We provide Long Term Care and overnight short breaks and day care for Children and Young People, in a safe and supportive environment whilst providing a wide variety of stimulating activities and experiences – this includes activities outside of the homes such as the Cinema, Climbing Walls, Bowling, Seaside trips as well as a wide variety of in house activities.

How will you make a difference to the lives of Children and Young People:

• By being a senior member of the team – guiding & supporting others as well as Shift Leading
• By being the allocated Key Worker for a number of Children and Young People – being responsible for completing and updating Care Plans, Risk Assessments, Impact Assessments among other documents
• Liaising with Parents, Managers in the home, and Professionals outside of the home to ensure a consistent level of care to the Young Person
• By communicating, engaging, encouraging, and supporting young people to take part in local activities and events to develop social and independence skills.
• Promoting a safe environment, where Young People can thrive and try out new experiences and have fun.
• Advocating on behalf of the Children and Young People.
• Supporting Young People to achieve positive outcomes.
• Ability to plan and organise your day.
• An understanding of technology such as Tablet Computers, Games Consoles etc which Young People use to aid their communication or express their needs.
• The ability to communicate appropriately with Children, Young People, their Families and to colleagues within the Home and the wider Council and to external agencies (such as Social Workers, Teachers etc).
• Recording observations and undertake administrative processes as needed.
• By having basic knowledge of IT packages such as Word, Excel & Outlook.

We reward you with:

• an Apprenticeship as a Level 4 Practitioner in Children’s Residential Care
• A comprehensive induction covering your basic training and continued professional development including a Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People (Residential Pathway)
• Regular supervision to guide and support you with your career progression within Social Care.
• Competitive Salary of between £26,518 - £32,112 which includes Enhanced Rates of Pay for unsocial hours & Sleep-In Allowance, also you will benefit from gaining access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
• a Minimum of 23 days annual leave entitlement, which increases with your length of service.

Please note that this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure with Barred Lists Checks for Children and Adults from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

If you have any questions please email London.Road@cambridgeshire.gov.uk


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