Childcare Support Worker Role

RushdenASAP

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Childcare Support Worker to assist in providing structured support for young people and families.

The role is based in Rushden, Northamptonshire, in a setting that provides Semi Independent Living services for 16-18 year olds who are assisted with essential skills necessary for independent living.

As a Childcare Support Worker you will need an NVQ level 3 or equivalent and be a car owner and have experience either in a similar setting or school role.

Main Tasks

  • Understanding the lived experience of the child, young person or family
  • Assessing needs to promote effective change and identifying innovative ways to engage with the child, young person or family
  • Safeguarding, caring for and supporting children and young people when the parents might be experiencing difficulties for a variety of reasons
  • Case management and keyworking with minimum supervision, including reporting, recording and liaising with other agencies, colleagues and line managers where appropriate.
  • Facilitating and delivering support programmes and packages targeted at children, young people or families.
  • Supporting parents to enhance their parenting skills by encouraging, teaching, modelling and supporting parents in a number of specific parenting tasks as recommended.
  • Supporting children and young people to develop their independent living skills
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people and families
  • Good flexibility of all shifts throughout the week including evenings, weekend, waking nights, public and bank holidays

The Ideal Candidate

  • A great communicator with good listening skills
  • A good team player
  • Focused on delivering positive outcomes
  • Be able to work to deadlines
  • Possess great leadership skills
  • Be a self-starter

If you think you are suited to this role, please get in contact with your CV today.

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