Support Worker

Ipswich, Suffolk

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWFEVAB_1607438400
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2020-12-08
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-06
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to join a family run Social Care organisation providing support and accommodation to young people across Suffolk.

Our client can offer a fantastic and intensive learning programme which will develop individual skills in sessions including Safeguarding, Attachment Theory, Reflective Practice, Motivational Interviewing and much more. Our qualified, multidisciplinary team of Social Workers, Teachers and Health Practitioners ensures every member of the team is supported with regular supervision and team meetings. In addition, we provide a comprehensive pension and financial advice service and the opportunity to develop and progress.

Due to expansion, we are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join our OFSTED registered Children's Home based in Ipswich. This role will include lone and group working with young people aged 14 - 17. The support team deliver a personalised service to young people, delivering day to day interventions and building a positive relationship. Each member of the team is encouraged to be creative within their role and group reflective exercises within your team allow for continued personal development.

Job Description

  • To be responsible for managing the project whilst on shift, taking full responsibility for managing the establishment, (the resources and the fabric of the building) and, most importantly, the welfare of the young people.
  • Clients Promote the development of the young people Protect young people from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home.
  • Understand and implement all safeguarding related policies.
  • Ensure that key stages in the stay of young people such as admission and discharge are properly managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans
  • Ensure that young people facing particular crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support
  • Ensure that young people are responsible for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives, supporting them and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility
  • As a support worker, participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual support plans and engaging young people in learning.
  • Contribute to and complete risk assessment regarding clients when necessary.
  • Support and deliver the education programme (life skills programme)
  • Support and deliver the Health & wellbeing programme
  • Support our clients with transport when required

All applicants must be able to commit to 39 hours and 3 sleep ins per week. Overtime opportunities are available however these are to be agreed between the employee and the business. We do consider individuals to be contracted for 30 hours and 2 sleep ins per week. Our shift pattern is flexible, with the rota being released every 6 weeks and will be given with notice. The usual shift is 8am - 11pm and 8am - 5pm with a sleep in 3 times a week (totalling 39 hours)
however this is flexible and different shifts will be rotored to consider for training and specific client requirements.


  • Positive and non-judgmental value base
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to equality of opportunity to colleagues, service users and all external personnel
  • A knowledge of the Children Act and subsequent relevant legislation
  • Ability to represent the organization to outside bodies and those within local communities.
  • Demonstration of a commitment to supporting and motivating young people
  • Ability to maintain boundaries and communicate effectively with young people
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Ability to manage issues relating to health and safety
  • Willingness to manage household tasks
  • Ability to work shifts including sleep-ins - including weekends and bank holidays
  • Experience of working with children or young people
  • Good standard of written and verbal English
  • Highly motivated, adaptable and able to work under their own initiative
  • The ability to admit mistakes and ask for help and guidance.


  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements relevant to Houses of Multiple Occupancy
  • An understanding of the legislation and guidance relating to the provision of supported
  • housing services and social care for care leavers
  • Experience working at a level of responsibility with children and young people in a supported
  • housing setting
  • Ability to show leadership skills
  • Ability to write reports and contribute to support plans
  • Full, clean driving licence and use of own vehicle with business insurance
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Support Worker

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