Job Category
Childrens Homes | Support Worker
Location
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Salary
£27,428 - £27,948 per annum - Includes 1 sleep per week.
Closing date
30/07/2024
Ref
26803
Contract type
Permanent
Total hours per week
40
Description

Job Opportunity: Support Workers for Residential Children's Home

Location: Brackley, Northamptonshire 

Salary: £27,428 - £27,948 per annum

Above salary is inclusive of 1 sleep per week.

Overtime & Sleeps: Overtime opportunities available and sleep in allowance of £43.47 per sleep.

Bonus: Earn up to additional £1,400 per annum Attendance Bonus.

 

About Us

We are excited to announce the opening of a new residential home for children in Brackley, Northamptonshire. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can thrive and develop. We are looking for compassionate and dedicated Support Workers to join our team in making a meaningful impact on the lives of the children in our care.

Homes2inspire Ltd are part of the Shaw Trust and are working in partnership with Northamptonshire Children’s Trust to provide safe homes for children and young people from the county.

 

The Role

As a Support Worker, you will play a vital role in creating a supportive, warm environment for up to two younger children.   You will act as a professional parent, providing the care, nurture, stability, and support that our young people need to develop and progress.  

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Nurturing Support: Build positive relationships with children, providing emotional and practical support and create an environment where our children feel safe and loved.
  • Daily & Personal Care: Provide day to day care, ensuring every aspect of our children’s needs are met.
  • Professional Parenting: Promote, and support the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of our children.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with other staff members and other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for our children.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain records detailing the journey of our children, in a way that is thoughtful and meaningful.
  • Making Memories: Provide our children with the opportunities and experiences to make happy memories.

 

Qualifications and Skills

Although previous experience of working with young children would be ideal, it is not essential; you will be provided with the training you need to best support our children and young people.  

We are looking for individuals with strong interpersonal skills, the ability to engage with children and work collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals. You will have the confidence to handle challenging situations with patience and a calm demeanour and believe that every day is a new day.   You must be willing to work shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

 

What We Offer

  • A comprehensive training course to start you in your career with Homes2inspire.
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment.
  • Wellbeing Support – Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available 24/7 and an Internal Wellbeing Team who are on hand to provide professional and practical help and support.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package including opportunity to earn up to £1,400 attendance bonus in addition to the base salary.
  • Annual leave package which increases with length of service and opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the organisation including further training and promotional opportunities.
  • Family friendly, flexible working patterns to ensure a good work life balance.
  • Medicash – claim back an annual cost of everyday healthcare such as dental, optical treatment and specialist treatment for yourself and family members.
  • Refer a Friend scheme – Earn a £500 bonus each time you refer the right candidate to us.
  • Shopping, Cinema and Holiday discounts – You can also sign up for the Blue Light card offering additional online and in store savings.
  • Cycle to Work scheme which offers a cost-effective way of getting new cycling equipment.
  • Subsidised days out with our children and young people, creating lasting memories!

 

How to Apply

If you are passionate about working with children and making a positive impact in their lives, we would love to hear from you..

For further information, please contact us on 01788 487057 or via email on Careers@homes2inspire.co.uk

Join us in making a difference and providing the care and support our children deserve. Together, we can help them achieve their full potential.

Please note, all successful candidates will be subject to vetting processes in line with safer recruitment including (but not limited to) an enhanced DBS check for child workforce, employment history check and references.