Team: Clophill Children's home
Job Family: CBG8 +2, Supporting
Salary: £24,789 - £28,209 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full time, 37 Hours
Location: Clophill, Bedford
Closing Date: 5th June 2020
Interview Date: 17th June 2020
More about the role:
In Children’s Services we are committed to providing young people within our community a nurturing caring environment that helps build social and life skills and enhances young people’s resilience. We aim to provide positive outcomes for all young people, to enable a mix of opportunities and experiences that help inform and shape their development. We are keen to ensure that young people who attend Clophill Children's home achieve good health, wellbeing and educational outcomes.
Your role will involve nurturing, primary care tasks and encourage participation in the young people’s ongoing care plan. You will have an opportunity to provide key support work to young people, involving 1-2-1 interactions, responding to their thoughts, feelings and wishes and providing positive role modelling examples.
The nature of the role of a Support Worker will involve experiencing and learning to manage challenging behaviour. You will need to have the ability to self-reflect on the impact and demands of your role. Your role will also involve supporting young people at meetings and working collaboratively within a multiagency context. You will have regular supervision from an experienced line manager and will have opportunities to access training both externally and via online resources.
You will be expected to work shift patterns, including evenings, weekends and sleep ins. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, a commitment to working within the health and social field and self-insight and awareness of your own personal experiences and how they may influence you in this role.
This role offers an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people facing challenges in their life, to create positive memories and help them gain some understanding of their lived experience and the impact that this has had on their lives. We are an inclusive home that celebrates differences and promotes positivity. We are seeking to recruit people who will promote values in keeping with CBC.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Support Officer Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: James Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 6539.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The recruitment team at email@example.com or call 0300 300 8000.
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.