Working with children and young adults is an extremely rewarding role. Our children and young adults support workers will work with children from age 13+, providing support to meet their needs. Full induction and training is provided.

Our support workers in this role support children and young people with complex needs, ensuring children’s needs are met.

Job Description for Children and Young Adults Support Worker
Job Purpose

To support children and young adults with complex needs and support a family nurturing environment for children and young people. You’ll be part of a support team ensuring children’s day to day needs are met and children feel safe, supported, and well cared for. This will involve ensuring all personal care needs are met, medication support, emotional and behavioural support, health care needs met, supporting educational needs and social needs.

Accountable To

The registered manager – Sharon Baxter

Main Activities

You will be required to support children with a variety of needs such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, global development delay, challenging behaviour, ADHD, Autism, behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties, and others. The aim of this role is to ensure children and young people are kept safe and cared for in a nurturing environment that supports their personal, emotional, and social development and ensures all their health care needs are always met.

As a Support worker you must be sensitive and responsive to the race, culture, religion, age, disability, gender, and sexuality of the child who is receiving support and their representatives.

You will provide support according to the child’s specific needs. Your duties may include:

  • Supporting children with educational needs
  • Supporting children’s emotional, behavioural, and social needs
  • Supporting children’s health needs
  • Personal care
  • Management of incontinence
  • Management of MRSA
  • Supporting a healthy lifestyle and exercise as appropriate to the child’s abilities
  • Moving and Handling
  • Transporting and supporting children to attend school, appointments, family liaisons and for social activities
  • Communicating effectively with the child, the multi-disciplinary team, and Cumbria Quality Care
  • Supporting children to access family activities and events whilst meeting both the child and their families needs
  • Keeping accurate, factual written accounts of your time with the children
  • Actively safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Following the Cumbria quality Care policy with Medication as outlined in the policies and procedures
  • Observing and following the Cumbria Quality Care health and safety policy

You will also be required to perform tasks such as:

  • Meal preparation
  • Household duties, which will include: Laundry, dusting, vacuuming, tidying, bed making, keeping the refrigerator clean and ensuring the contents have not expired.
  • Shopping – ensuring all receipts are kept
  • Any other duties which may be part of a managing the home
  • Being supportive to the child’s family members
Knowledge & Expertise
  • General support experience of working with children
  • Ideally some experience in supporting for children
  • Ideally Diploma in children and young people’s workforce
Essential Requirements

An enhanced disclosure with the Criminal Records Bureau.

  • Residential Childcare: 1 year (preferred)
  • Support Environment: 1 year (preferred)

Driving Licence (preferred)

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