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Support Worker

Support Worker

Who We Look For

Are you a warm, personable, and caring individual who can empower, support and care for children and young people with a learning disability?

Do you have passion for what you do, are a good communicator and have good problem-solving skills?

Midland Mencap is looking to recruit support workers to provide social and recreational activities across Coventry for children and young people with complex needs.

We place a high value upon integrity, ethical standards, and a commitment to excellence.

If you have experience working with children and young people with complex needs that’s a bonus. But don’t be put off if not. We value transferable skills from all backgrounds and provide comprehensive training to all our staff.

What Does A Support Worker Do?

Support Workers are responsible for providing the appropriate support to children and young people either within their own home or within the local community.

The ideal candidate will be able to work in a caring and person-centred way, enabling children and young people to access social and recreational opportunities which are fun, safe and meaningful.

Support Worker Duties and Responsibilities

* To provide a person-centred approach when providing activities and support for children and young people with complex needs.

* To take the lead for specific tasks as designated by the coordinator.

* To mentor and support new staff during their probationary period.

* To undertake training and take responsibility for children/young person who require tube feeding or emergency medication.

* Ensure that all information for a designated group of children is kept up to date including “All About Me’s” protocols and risk assessments

* Ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by proactively managing safeguarding principles and practises.

* Maintain a safe, creative and stimulating environment for children and young people’s social, leisure and recreational activities

* Attend staff meetings before and after sessions on a planned basis to discuss and assess the progress of the service

* Attend training sessions

* Support children & young people to participate in arts and crafts, games, sports, drama, music, & outings

* Follow financial and administrative procedures as directed by the Children and Young Person’s Coordinator

* Follow first aid procedures and keep records of all accidents, incidents and treatment given

* Provide personal care when needed respecting the dignity and privacy of the individual at all times.

* Monitor and evaluate children and young peoples’ progress through observation and record keeping.

* Ensure that responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Health and Safety legislation, and Midland Mencap’s Equal Opportunities, Child Protection Policies and Ofsted regulations

* Ensure appropriate professional boundaries with children, young people, parents and carers, staff and volunteers are maintained across the service

* Be available to work flexible hours city-wide

* Participate in planned regular meetings with the Children and Young Person’s co-ordinator and other Midland Mencap colleagues

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This is a full-time job. Working hours may be between 8 am to 6 pm.

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