Support Worker

Support Worker

The Birtenshaw Group is a group of limited companies operating to help transform the lives of young people and we are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual to join our growing team.

Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester
Salary: £9.43 to £10.01 per hour
Job type: Full and Part Time, Permanent
Benefits: In addition to the stipulated salary there is the opportunity to earn an additional £2000 for undertaking additional responsibilities. Group Income Protection Scheme. Employee Assistance Programme. 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.

About the role:

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.

About you:

- Ability to form and maintain professional relationships with children/young people
- Ability to contribute to Residential Placement Plans and to involve children/young people in their development
- Ability to meet the daily care needs of children/young people
- Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce or willingness to
commence within three months of appointment
- Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce or willingness to
commence within three months of appointment
- Diploma level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce, or willing to commence within 3 months of appointment

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, Care Staff, Residential Care, Social Care, etc.

Ref: 95358
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  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £9.43 - £10.01 per hour

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

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    hireful Ltd