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Join Brandon Trust as a support worker in our Children and Family Services and discover a rewarding role enabling young people with learning disability, autism or both to thrive and live their lives in the way they choose. We provide plenty of support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. We provide full training, including the nationally recognised Care Certificate.
We have a part-time roles of 20 hours per week in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area; we’re happy to discuss hours and availability with you. You’ll support children either on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis, both at home in the family setting and in the community.
This role is for male applicants only, where gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
About the role
The children and young people we support are between the age of 5 and 25. They have a diverse range of needs and some individuals have more complex needs. You’ll support a number of children at different times; adapting your approach to their individual needs and goals. In one day you might support one young person for a few hours and then another individual and their family in a different location.
You might provide support before or after school, for example to take someone for a sports lesson, or you could be supporting parents during the school holidays. You’ll work closely with families and specialists, building up strong relationships and collaborating to work out the right combination of health, social and educational support for each child.
The role involves some day-time working hours as well as early evenings and weekends.
There is also an opportunity to join our Bank staff to work within our inclusion play schemes in the summer holidays at four venues in South Gloucestershire.Provider Details:
Brandon Trust exist to enable children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both to live life in the way they choose.
We do that by providing high-quality, person-centred support that focuses on enabling each individual to achieve their dreams and truly live free.About you:
You’re compassionate, you love working with people and are able to build relationships based on trust, respect and consideration. Patient and understanding of people’s varied needs you’re a confident problem solver and a creative thinker with good communication skills, you overcome challenges with commitment and enthusiasm. Experience of working with children is desirable, but not essential.
You’ll need to be flexible around shifts and weekend work. A full driving licence is essential, and you'll need to use your own vehicle on business (mileage expenses will be paid).
We provide a range of benefits.
All Support Workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure with Adults' and Childrens' barred list for Children Services.
Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
To apply for this job please visit careers-brandontrust.icims.com.