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14 Nov

support worker

Randstad Care, St. Helens
Are you an experienced mental health support worker with experience of working on a secure ward environment? If so I really would love to hear from you.

I am currently recruiting for several full time support worker vacancies in the St Helens area of Merseyside. The role will involve working with a specialist care provider who deliver care and respite for young people with significant behavioural difficulties in a secure environment.

Are you able to manage challenging behaviour whilst maintaining empathy and professionalism at all times? If so then this role may be for you and you will be handsomely rewarded for it. As well as a extremely competitive pay package (between £9.74 and £10.22 depending on experience) you will also receive a secure bonus of £1000 per year and also enhanced rates at weekends.

As a support worker within a secure young person’s service your responsibilities will include:

• Supporting young people with daily living skills.

• The young people have often been through some very distressing experiences and this can often lead to challenging behaviour. It will be your role to support the young person during these challenging times and ensuring you take the steps necessary to try to reduce such behaviours occurring again through identifying distraction techniques and applying behavioural support plans etc.

• Working as part of a team to keep the environment as safe and secure as possible.

• As with any other professional carer role, ensuring documentation is up to date and accurate is paramount. You will be required to create person centred plans and update everything from daily summaries to risk assessments.

If you have experience supporting vulnerable young people that would be advantageous, however if you have any experience working with challenging behaviour then we would love to hear from you. Some form of physical intervention training would also be preferable, for example, PRICE, MAPA, NAPPI etc.

This is a full time, permanent role within a market leading national care provider. What are you waiting for?! If you require any further information please call Lee Nicklin on (Apply online only) or follow the links provided.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing