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Support Worker

Support Worker

Join Care in Mind – A Unique and Innovative Approach to Supporting Young People in Care.

Care in Mind provide residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old who have been discharged from psychiatric inpatient stays or secure children’s homes. The young people we care for often require a high level of support and dynamic approach to risk management in order to support problems they may have with self-harming, behaviour and emotional regulation.

Our aim is to support the young people using a therapeutic approach to live in a non-secure community setting and to achieve their individual goals in preparation for transition to adult life.

Position: Support Worker
Location: Liversedge, West Yorkshire (commutable from Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds and surrounding areas)
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: £9 per hour
Benefits: 22 to 27 holidays per year (plus bank holidays); Free training and professional development programme
Paid induction, training and enhanced DBS check; Company Pension Scheme; Employee Assistance Programme; Childcare Vouchers; Free onsite parking.

Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2019

About the role:

As part of our continued growth we are now looking to recruit for our home in Liversedge.


- To act as a member of the team and assist the management staff in giving the highest standard of care possible to all the young people, closely following individual care plans and programmes.
- To take individual / group responsibility in ensuring the running of the home to its highest possible standard.
- To develop skills in order that the young people’s individual health / social development needs are met.

About you:

- To be able to work as part of a team.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- An understanding of the issues young people face.
- Able to work shifts within a 24 / 7 day per week rota.

Care in Mind provides care 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. All roles will involve some weekend working. The shift times are;

- Early Shift - 7.00am to 3.30pm
- Late Shift – 2.00pm to 10.30pm
- Sleep ins – 11.00pm to 7am

Care in Mind operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community. As an employer we are also committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.

We reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Care Staff, Social Care, Social Worker, Social Work, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Young People, Vulnerable People, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Voluntary, etc.