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Support Worker

Package Description

Residential Support Worker Children's Homes

Shift patterns - Full time working long days plus extra sleep in (approx. 4-6 sleep ins per month)

Full UK Driving licence is required.

We are looking for a children's support worker to become part of our family home, caring for young people who have sometimes complex emotional difficulties. You would be the person to give encouragement and praise when needed, to be patient and understanding during times of crisis and to inspire them to grow and develop.

The role can be emotionally challenging and you could be handling difficult situations BUT you could be the person to change a life for the better.

Why choose Keys Group for your career?

Keys Group provide innovative care and education services to children and young people who have complex needs, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We try and make every day extraordinary for the children we care for and support, because we believe in every single one of them.

As a therapeutic support worker you will:

  • Be part of a caring team that provides a safe and loving home for children and young people
  • Act as a positive role model to to give encouragement and praise.
  • Inspire our young people on a daily basis.
  • Provide emotional support to allow the children to reach their full potential in sometimes challenging situations
  • Build friendships and trusting relationships
  • Help them to find pleasure in everyday tasks
  • Empower them to make decisions about themselves

As well as competitive pay and in-house professional support we provide and fully fund the necessary training to achieve valuable externally accredited qualifications.

Your rewards:

  • The Real Living Wage as a minimum
  • Full induction and introductory programme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Enhanced pay scales that recognise both qualifications and experience
  • Enhanced company maternity & paternity pay
  • Free meals
  • A great employee Benefits programme
  • Access to free wellbeing and life counselling service
  • NEST Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check paid for by us
  • 28 days paid  annual leave
  • Staff Referral Scheme – Refer a friend to join Keys Group and split a £500 referral bonus between you

What do you need?

  • We want people who are naturally caring, flexible and emotionally resilient.
  • Great communication skills, positive and energetic.
  • Experience and qualifications in care or transferable skills such as police, education, security or working with vulnerable people.
  • Ability to remain calm during sometimes challenging situations.
  • Full UK Driving licence is essential.
  • You need to be able to work flexibly in caring for the children. This will include working shifts and sleep-ins.

Contact us today to hear how you can join us in helping care for children to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.

Keys Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Keys Group is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community.



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