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Support Worker required – Eastbourne / Hailsham – Zero Hours Contract

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Support Worker required – Zero Hours Contract

Eastbourne and Hailsham areas

The Role

Your primary role will be to support a child with all aspects of daily and bed-time routine, which could include personal care, feeding, administering medication and having fun. Some of our children attend school but enjoy being out in the community. Examples of some of the activities our children participate in are music, having stories, sensory play, cooking, arts and craft and lots more. You should be proactive in sourcing and supporting with these activities so knowledge of the local community would be useful.

Global development delay, ADHD, epilepsy, sensory impairments, visual impairment, autism and scoliosis are some of the conditions our children have. Some may use a wheelchair, be non-verbal but able to communicate effectively and express likes and dislikes using sounds and body language. You will receive training for any medication administration required and other training essential for the role.

Pay

We offer a competitive rate of pay at £13.50 per hour for direct and non-direct time spent with the child. This rate also applies to:

  • Travel to/from the place to undertake the work
  • Your supervision time with your SSW (generally an hour)
  • Training (generally an hour for online training courses)

Days & Hours:

Flexibility is essential as support hours may differ in term time and school holidays. It could involve evening/weekend/bank holidays and include attending and engaging with the child at after school clubs or contact visits. In addition, you may be asked to support a number of children where the hours and location may vary.

You

Requirements for the role:

  • Ideally you will have previous experience caring for children or young adults with disabilities and be committed to provide outstanding care.
  • You must be IT literate with a good standard of written communication as you will be required to submit, via our online portal, concise and accurate reports on work with the children.
  • A full UK driving licence and access to car is essential.
  • Be able to demonstrate empathy, be proactive, compassionate, an excellent communicator and someone who has a genuine interest in supporting young people with disabilities to lead as fulfilling a life as possible.
  • You must be a UK resident with the right to live and work in the UK.

Why should I apply?

Be part of a caring organisation and know that you are making a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

Enhance your skills and feel a high level of job satisfaction.

Have support and supervision from our dedicated social work team.

As part of our wider team, you will be eligible to join Benefits Hub, which is our one-stop shop for discounts and rewards.

Credo Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to enhanced DBS and local authority checks (which can take up to 4 weeks).

For further information on the role and an application pack, please email supportwork@credocare.co.uk

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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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