Are you passionate about working with children and young people? Are you an experienced Support Worker looking for a new challenge?
We are looking for dedicated, passionate and resilient individuals to join our Family and Transitions team in North Lanarkshire for 36 hours per week
Our Family and Transitions service provides support to children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex support needs, and their families, throughout North Lanarkshire. Our small, dedicated team are committed to supporting children and young people to develop and achieve positive outcomes, and working collaboratively with families and other professionals to promote general health and wellbeing.
As a member of our team, you’ll support the children and young people in all aspects of their lives as they make the transition from childhood to living independently and make plans for their future. You will support them to do the things they want to do in the community, from horse-riding and swimming to working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award. You’ll support them to build upon their independent living skills and all aspects of daily living, including cooking and managing their finances. Supporting with their personal care and medication needs is also a key part of this role.
The children and young people we support come from diverse family backgrounds. Some of the individuals may have been affected by their own, or another’s, alcohol or substance misuse, or poor mental health and wellbeing. Our team provides essential support within these families to strengthen their own coping skills and strategies, and are occasionally required to provide to crisis supports.
This is can be a sometimes tough but always hugely rewarding role. We are looking for people with a real passion to build relationships and positively impact the lives of the children and young people we support. What's most important to us is that you demonstrate the right values and attitude to make a difference so, previous experience is not essential. However, it would be ideal if you have some knowledge of and expertise in implementing Positive Behaviour Support.
As travel will be required throughout North Lanarkshire, it is essential that you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle.
To be a great Team Member, you will be:
- empathetic with a warm, friendly personality and a positive, can-do attitude
- able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills and patience
- able to think on your feet and use your own initiative
- fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities in relation to child protection and safeguarding
- creative in meeting the needs of the children and young people we support
- competent in the use of technology to enhance the support you provide
- confident in managing behaviours that challenge using Positive Behaviour Support strategies
Your normal hours of work will be between 7.30 am and 10.30 pm, Monday to Sunday, and will be a mix of shorter shifts and longer blocks of support, including sleepovers.
You will be expected to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays as part of your rota. Sleepovers are not included in your contracted hours and you’ll receive an additional sleepover payment of £95.00 per night.
For this role, if you’re contracted to work 36 hours per week, you’re likely to work a minimum of one sleepover shift each week. This means you’d earn approximately £23,697 per annum, or £1,975 per month.
Please note: We are looking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible and may close this advert before the closing date if we find a suitable candidate. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Do you have any questions? To find out more, please contact Liam Musgrave on 01236 918 800.
If you’re successful in joining our team, you will be expected to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and must be willing to work towards a SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare as required for SSSC registration. We will need you to register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting your employment with us.