Child and Young Adult Support Worker,

Location: Meldreth, Nr. Royston, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border

Salary: £ to £ (linked to competency and qualifications)

Hours: 4 week rota pattern – Ave 40hrs per week.

Where possible we will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you (PT hours also available)

We are currently supporting a school who are looking for a number of Support Workers in Meldreth, Nr. Royston (South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire border), where their children’s home and school provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people aged 9-19 years with severe and profound communication difficulties associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and degenerative disorders.

Key Duties

  • Providing exceptional high levels of care during all daily activities such as washing, dressing, socialising, learning, washing/personal care.
  • Assisting with therapy sessions such as hydrotherapy and rebound therapy.
  • Communicating effectively and building strong relationships that will empower the children and young adults are free to grow and develop
  • Ensuring that the environment is safe, supportive and enjoyable
  • Helping develop their learning and social skills wherever possible
  • It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately, we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the children and young adults that we work with. So, whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it’s not essential. What’s more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference

    Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile
  • Ability to guide and encourage supportive independence when possible
  • Exceptional communication skills and patience
  • Resilient with a robust and positive nature
  • Ability to be creative in meeting the needs of the young adults or children’s needs
  • Ability to work on a rota pattern- please note that this will typically mean working every other weekend
  • Full training and continued support
  • Opportunity to study the Level 3 diploma in Residential Child Care which will be funded by us!
  • Part time hours available if required
  • 30 days’ holiday including bank holidays
  • Life assurance and pension
  • health cash back plan
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Perk box
  • Free parking
  • They are currently in the process of upgrading the site which will feature new state of the art facilities.

    You will have a chance to work with a supportive team whose common goal is to empower and support wherever is required.

    For more information on this position please contact Nikkie Weller 01293-527416

    Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

    The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Randstad Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

    The Ranstad Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

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