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UK, North of England, Support Workers for Children 2016

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Serial No: 9038
Location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
There is an ongoing requirement for support workers within our client’s child services section across the whole of the North of England. You must be a citizen of the European Union to apply for these positions.


You must must be a citizen of the European Union and willing to provide one of:

  • Data page of your passport
  • Copy of your national identity card
  • If a UK citizen without a passport a copy of your national insurance card.

You will need a full CV in English, preferably with a picture. The Employer will require a DBS (replacement for CRB) application form to be completed and forms will be supplied to candidates in due course. If you happen only to be interested in roles elsewhere in the UK you should still apply as we have other clients across the country seeking care workers

Job Description

A Support Worker is responsible for supporting people with their physical and emotional care. This involves working as part of a team to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of people who use our client’s services first. Basic but vital parts of this include regular and punctual attendance at work, the need to act professionally and to be a good role model. A Support Worker may be required to work in any part of the service.

Core Expectations

  1. To learn about the individual special needs of people who use our client’s services and help meet those needs in the most appropriate way; to assist in the person centred planning process and promote their choices.
  2. To encourage people who the services to do as much for themselves as possible whilst providing support, as needed, within formal/informal learning settings (vocational/leisure/residential/community).
  3. To make sure healthcare/medical needs are met at all times.
  4. To build and promote good relationships and communication with people who use our services and staff.
  5. To work in person centred manner ensuring people who use our services are as independent as possible when promoting personal healthcare and physical, emotional and financial well-being . This may include giving of personal ca re, such as helping with bathing and using the toilet.
  6. To do everything possible to maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for the people who use our services to live in.
  7. To remain vigilant and do everything possible to protect people who use the services and others from abuse of a physical, emotional, sexual, neglectful, financial or institutional nature. This includes an absolute requirement to report any incident of this nature you witness, hear about or suspect.
  8. Support and assist people who use the services in maintaining and developing personal relationships with family, friends and others of importance to their lives.
  9. To attend and take a n active part in all scheduled training, to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and qualifications required to effectively fulfil the role.
  10. To support people who use the services who may exhibit challenging behaviours, safely and supportively, by using the skills and approved approaches learnt through training; promoting positive behaviour management.
  11. To keep clear, accurate and appropriate records in line with policies and procedures.
  12. To attend meetings, check communication books, electronic communications, emails, notice boards, diaries and pigeon-holes daily to actively seek relevant communications.
  13. To attend for work reliably and punctually.
  14. To be, or assist, a ‘Key worker ‘ for an individual person using our services
  15. To drive a minibus if required and qualified to do so.
  16. To work overtime if requested.
  17. To carry out, as and when required, any additional tasks and responsibilities as are reasonably compatible with this job description and its objectives.

Health & Safety

In carrying out the tasks in this job description you have a duty (under Health & Safety legislation) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and that of others. This implies taking positive steps to understand the hazards in the workplace, to comply with safety rules and procedures and to ensure that nothing you do, or fail to do, puts yourself or others at risk. This includes contributing to a safe and secure environment for people who use our services.


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Travel required: No

Transport provided: No

Accommodation provided: No

Required CRB: No

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