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Brandon Trust Support Worker - Young Peoples Outreach (Bristol & South Glos) in Bristol, United Kingdom

Join Brandon Trust as a support worker in our Children and Family Services and discover a rewarding role enabling young people with learning disability, autism or both to thrive and live their lives in the way they choose. We provide plenty of support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. We provide full training, including the nationally recognised Care Certificate.

We have full and part-time roles of 20 or 30 hours per week in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area; we’re happy to discuss hours and availability with you. You’ll support children and young adults either on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis, both at home in the family setting and in the community.

The children and young people we support are between the age of 5 and 25. They have a diverse range of needs and some individuals have more complex needs. You’ll support a number of children at different times; adapting your approach to their individual needs and goals. In one day you might support one young person for a few hours and then another individual and their family in a different location.

You might provide support before or after school, for example to take someone for a sports lesson, or you could be supporting parents during the school holidays. You’ll work closely with families and specialists, building up strong relationships and collaborating to work out the right combination of health, social and educational support for each child.

The role involves some day-time working hours as well as early evenings and weekends.

There is also an opportunity to join our Bank staff to work within our inclusion play schemes in the summer holidays at four venues in South Gloucestershire.

You’re compassionate, you love working with people and are able to build relationships based on trust, respect and consideration. Patient and understanding of people’s varied needs you’re a confident problem solver and a creative thinker with good communication skills, you overcome challenges with commitment and enthusiasm. Experience of working with children is desirable, but not essential.

You’ll need to be flexible around shifts and weekend work. A full driving licence is essential, and you'll need to use your own vehicle on business (mileage expenses will be paid).

We provide a range of benefits.

You have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services - paid at £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic. In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.

When you join Brandon, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID to help protect the people we support, your colleagues and yourself. If you have not already had your vaccination, we can arrange this for you. If you do not wish to be vaccinated, we will explore the reasons with you, and this may impact on whether we can offer you employment.

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Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure with Adults' and Childrens' barred list for Children Services.

We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.

Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Position Type: Full & Part-time (Permanent)

Advertised Salary: £17,794 - £18,492 pa pro rata + benefits (dependent on qualifications & experience)

Advertised # of hours p/w (if applicable): 20-30 hours

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