The Protective Care Group was founded in order to offer bespoke and tailor-made support services to the families of children or adults with severe, complex needs who particularly exhibit challenging behaviour. Our People don't just provide care, they are specialist individuals who help to transform the lives of the people they support. We value our staff and ensure everyone is fully trained and supported. In addition we offer excellent rates of pay and invest in quality training to ensure you are knowledgable and prepared before starting working with any of our clients.
An outstanding opportunity exists for a seasoned Support Worker/Mentor to work with our team across the North-East area. We offer the following:
- 4 day work week offering a fantastic work-life balance
- Salary from; £220 - £260 per shift +
- Company culture which encourages and supports ongoing training and development
The chosen candidate will be a crucial part of the young person or adult's life, holistically supporting them within their home. Making sure the service complies properly with all legal and regulatory requirements, including the Children's Homes Regulations and Quality Standards (2015). Our support workers act as mentors and help develop the mental well-being and skills of each client.
Support Worker/Mentor responsibilities:
- Weekend or weekday activities with the client and families
- Going on holidays with the client
- Attending healthcare appointments
- Doing the school runs and pick up
- Exhibit practical understanding of, apply, follow, and provide direction to other staff members regarding: Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015, The Children Act 1989 & 2004, Care Standards Act 2000, Equal Opportunities Policies, National Quality Standards for Children's Homes, and Local Authority Child Protection Procedures, and any subsequent changes to said legislation.
- Day to day care and activities (each day is different)
- Calm, friendly, flexible, and non-judgemental
- Attention to detail and ability to conduct risk assessments
- Great critical thinking skills
- Must have a full Drivers Licence and willingness to travel
Knowledge & Experience:
- Knowledge of best de-escilation practices
- Experience working with children
- Knowledge of Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015, The Children Act 1989 & 2004
- Knowledge of Care Standards Act 2000, Equal Opportunities Policies, National Quality Standards for Children's Homes, and Local Authority Child Protection Procedures are desirable
If you have the skills and experience detailed above and want to be part of a new service, to be able to shape and mould a positive environment for young people to thrive, then please apply now!