Engagement and Support Worker

Perm, £17.5 - 21.5K
Nr Stroud
Apply for this job ref: HO477

Do you have a strong desire to support young people? Do you have experience within a support role and the ability to manage challenging situations?

Our client is a multi-site specialist in their field with a network covering Wales, The Midlands, South West and Northern England. They want to equip young people with the skills they need for life through unique methods of learning, whilst also investing in and funding research into the development of practical education techniques.

Based approximately four miles outside of Stroud, the role is an interesting cross between education and support work. As an Engagement and Support Worker you will be working with young people to provide holistic, rounded support to coincide with a tailored three stage education cycle. This will involve one-to-one support as well as group learning sessions. It is a challenging position, but at the same time, incredibly rewarding.

The successful candidate will have a genuine care for young people with experience of working with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities or mental health difficulties. You will have a genuine passion for the sector, with an NVQ 3 in Health and Social Work being desirable (although our client will support you to gain this qualification if required).

Engagement & Support Workers need to be patient, caring and compassionate and be prepared for good days and bad days. There is a strong sense of team work so you will need to be open to the insight of others to achieve the individual goals for each student. Flexibility will be required to work a mix of days, weekends, evenings and the occasional sleep over shift on a rota basis (sleep over shifts are paid at £70.50). You will be required to write reports and maintain good record keeping, so being able to demonstrate this in previous roles will be an advantage.

Full job descriptions and full details of the client will be provided to candidates shortlisted by Hooray.

Please provide a recent and relevant CV and we promise to get back to you.

*Hooray is acting as an agency on behalf of the client for this position.

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