Child Support Worker
Birtenshaw are looking to recruit a number of support workers to work within our children’s services.
Working with children and young people with special education need and disability can be a challenging but rewarding job whatever the role; it’s a job that requires enthusiasm, dedication, energy, and a sense of humour. However, if you are committed to helping improve the lives of disabled children and young adults, your own life will be enriched from the satisfaction you get from seeing each individual make progress against adversity.
Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester
Salary: £18,198 – £19,312 (plus the opportunity to earn an additional £2000 for undertaking additional responsibilities)
Job type: Full time, long term contract
Hours: Rolling rota shift pattern (including early and late shifts)
Benefits: Group Income Protection Scheme. This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury. Employee Assistance Programme. A 24 hour helpline to support you through any of life’s issued or problems. With a clear career path and excellent training and support on offer, you would have the opportunity to develop an exciting and rewarding career within a rapidly developing charitable organisation, whilst making a positive impact upon the lives of the children Birtenshaw supports.
Our support workers are based in teams in one particular location, although on occasion staff may be asked to cover elsewhere.
About Birtenshaw Children’s Home:
Birtenshaw was established in the 1950s by a group of parents as a special school for young children with cerebral palsy. Today Birtenshaw provides a unique range of services for children and adults, with learning disability including Autism Spectrum Conditions and/or significant physical disability, including complex health needs. We run a Special School, several children’s homes a short break centre and provide a range of therapeutic health and wellbeing services.
Birtenshaw’s Vision is “brightening lives, building futures” for people with a physical or learning disability and is based on the notion of ‘ordinary life principles’. We ensure the children and young people we support have the same learning and social opportunities as other children.
Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed via the DBS website.
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Residential Care, Social Care, etc.
£18198 - £19312 per annum
30 days ago
Child Support Worker