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casual support worker – Gloucester

casual support worker – Gloucester

Nexus Fostering
Published
18 October 2021
Location
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Salary
£15 per hour (£10.70 travel time and report writing. 45p mileage)

Description

Salary: £15 Per Hour (£10.70 travel time and report writing. 45p mileage)

Location: Gloucestershire

Working Pattern: 7 Hours - Casual Basis/Ad Hoc. Flexible to include evenings and weekends.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Casual Support Worker to join the team at Nexus Fostering on a casual basis.  We are looking for a compassionate and caring support worker to be based at our Gloucester office, to cover Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas.

The Role

As Support Worker you will help support children and young people in the Nexus 360 Foster Placement.  Nexus 360 is a specialist service designed to meet the needs of children/young people who have experienced neglect, trauma and rejection.

As Support Worker you will be providing one to one support to the children/young people within the community, such as leisure activities or at school.  You will work closely with the Supervising Social Worker to support the foster carers and encourage the child/young person’s engagement with their care plan and goals.

 

This post is for a competent worker to engage in direct, focused work with children – to build positive relationships with the child/young person, to model acceptable behaviour and help the child/young person to trust and feel safe with adults.

 

 

For this role, willingness to travel and use of a car is essential as the successful applicant will be required to support foster carers and visit placements across the Gloucestershire area.

What we’re looking for…

  • Willing to work flexible hours, including non-office hours and at weekends
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS
  • Experience within child care
  • An understanding of challenging behaviours and trauma
  • A good understanding of the needs of looked after children
  • Share a commitment to Equal Opportunities in all work practices and to improving the lives of Looked After Children.

 

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0800 389 0143

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