Children and Young Adult Support Worker

Job Title: Children and Young Adult Support Worker

Location: Lancashire

Salary: £10.50ph – £14.50ph

Contract: 0-40 hours

Essential: Full Driving license (maximum of 6 points) and access to own vehicle.

Are you experienced in working with a range of young people with emotional, behavioural problems, mental health conditions or challenging behaviour?

Can you be compassionate, calm, resilient with a strong understand for the issues and challenges our young people face?

Can you provide safe surroundings and a supportive network to help improve and change a child’s life for the better?

Then we would love to speak with you!

Our client supports a range of vulnerable children and young people across Lancashire. They are seeking to recruit experienced support workers to provide services which range from working with children and families with short-term needs to delivering long term bespoke support packages for those with particularly complex needs.


Additional Benefits:

-An attractive hourly rate ranging from £10.50ph – £14.50

-Weekly pay with potential earnings of over £1,000 per week

-Enhanced rates for agreed Bank Holiday assignments

-Paid training prior to starting an assignment

-Monthly listening sessions

-Paid activities in work hours

-An interesting and stimulating work environment

-Ongoing training and support with study/gaining new qualifications

-Exceptional career grow with a secure and stable business


The successful candidate will:

-Thrive in a team environment and be flexible with the ability to work a 7-day rota

-Be comfortable completing early and late shift patterns alongside waking nights and possibly staying in accommodation.

-Plan days out and activities with the children

-Driving the child/s to and from any associated appointments

-Liaising with families and any relevant authorities

-Supporting children with day-to-day duties in their well refurbished, modern, safe, warm residential settings, some of which are in some stunning acres in the Lancashire countryside

– Accommodate 1-2 children no more and work alongside a team to help support the child/s needs


The ideal candidate:

-Experienced children’s Support Workers/Secure Drivers.

-Available/Flexible for days and/or nights through to 24 hr live-in requirements for multiple continuous days/nights.

-Level 2 or above childcare qualifications

-You will need an enhanced DBS and be registered on the online update service or be able to complete the process for an enhanced DB.

-Full Driving license (maximum of 6 points) and access to own vehicle.

-Recent experience of looking after children with emotional, behavioural, or mental health conditions, as such you will need to be compassionate, calm, resilient and understand the issues and challenges children face.

-Whilst they provide full and comprehensive paid training; it would be beneficial if you have qualifications in childcare together with an understanding of current regulations

-This is an opportunity to join a growing company in an extremely busy sector.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive for each vacancy, we are unable to respond to every candidate personally and so if you have not heard back from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.



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