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Support Workers required – Stevenage, Hertfordshire – Zero Hours Contract

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Closing Date: 
31 August 2022

Support Workers required – Zero Hours Contract

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Hours

Flexible - various times which could include during school holidays, bank holidays, day-time, evenings and weekends.

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)

Role

Supporting our foster carers and respite carers, work will be offered on an “as required” basis.  You could be supervising children in family contact sessions, helping them try new activities, caring for them in the foster home or taking them out for leisure and fun. You may be required to provide personal care to some children who have complex medical needs or support children with additional needs such as Autism and Global Development Delay.

The work will be varied but extremely rewarding, knowing you have made a difference to the lives of our children and their carers. You will receive ongoing support from an allocated supervising Social Worker and have access to 24/7 on-call support from our dedicated social work team.

Requirements for the role:

  • 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 confident user of the public transport network (some of our children enjoy travelling on a bus or train
  • A driving licence would be useful but is not essential

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).

Should you wish to apply, please email Supportwork@credocare.co.uk for an application pack.  Closing date 31 August 2022.

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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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