Support Worker (Children’s Services) Job Title Support Worker (Children’s Services) Unit Ashdown Centre Responsible To Service Manager Salary Monday-Friday £10.70 per hour Saturday £11.24 per hour Sunday £11.77 per hour Hours of Work 9.30am – 16.30pm every other Saturday - flexibility during school holidays Job Requirements Essential Proven experience and a passion for supporting children with learning disabilities and other complex needs to live life to the full Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with a range of different people, including children, relatives, carers, staff, and other professionals Experience of working in a child care setting Ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to administer medication (training will be provided) and provide personal care Ability to provide practical assistance to enable the people we support to engage in a wide range of activities within the day service, the local community and/or via telephone, skype, zoom Ability to follow guidance to support children with their behavior if required Excellent IT, and literacy skills Works well as part of a team and also able to work alone Follows correct policies and procedures in all aspects of work Ability to work flexibly including evenings, weekends and/or school holidays Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Check Desirable Knowledge and understanding of the needs of children with learning and physical disabilities, complex health needs, and autism, and their carers Knowledge of local services for children with learning disabilities Understanding of safeguarding Experience of working with carers Experience of working in the care sector Experience of enabling people to engage in a wide range of activities within a day service setting and the local community Knowledge of Makaton sign language Ability to drive a minibus https://www.guildcare.org/Listing/Category/guild-care-jobsRelevant professional Qualification (EG NVQ, QCF) Career Pathway At Guild Care, we are passionate about career progression for all our employees, we have developed clear learning pathways for all our job roles at Guild Care. We take everyone’s career goals seriously, whether you want to be an amazing Care Assistant or our next Director of Care. We’re proud that the average length of service for our care home senior management team is 17 years- many of whom started as Care Assistants and followed our career pathways. Our Amazing Benefits at Guild Care….. Working for a local charity that has supported the community since 1933 Welcome to Guild Care bonus (for eligible roles)- Up to £1000 for Registered Nurses and up to £1000 for Care, Home Care and Day Services Support Staff Refer a friend scheme- you could earn £500 for recommending a friend to Guild Care Buddy Incentive- you could receive up to £125 to support our new recruits in role, promoting a supportive and friendly environment for our newcomers (Care Services only) Competitive salaries 20-25 days holiday Pension scheme Sick pay Flexible shift patterns Free DBS check Excellent learning and development opportunities and clear defined care career pathway Supportive colleagues Job satisfaction Local offers for Guild Care staff Being part of a values- led organisation Get in touch If you would like to find out more about the role our Recruitment Team is always happy to help answer any questions you may have. For an informal chat please call 01903 863154. How to apply Please complete the short application form Alternatively, email your CV or interest to us at [email protected] or call 01903 863154.