Join Brandon Trust as a support worker in our Children and Family Services and discover a rewarding role enabling young people with learning disabilities and autism to thrive and live their lives with fewer limitations.
We have various part-time roles of between 10 hours and 30 hours per week in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area; we’re happy to discuss hours and availability with you.
You’ll have supportive colleagues and mentors around you. If you’re experienced we provide plenty of career development opportunities, whilst if you’re new to health and social care, we provide full training (including the nationally recognised Care Certificate) and support to gain further professional qualifications. We also offer casual ‘bank’ contracts.
About the role
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 child or young person for a few hours and then another individual and their family in a different location.
Supporting individuals to develop their independence, 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.
You’ll need to be compassionate and able to adapt your approach to individual needs. Good communication skills and a positive, friendly outlook are a must, as is patience. You’ll need to be flexible with shift and weekend work as most roles include a 24/7 rota. It’s also highly desirable (or in some cases, essential) that you have a full driving licence.
Find out more and apply at www.brandontrust.org/jobs
Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check. We are an Equal Opportunities