Elijah's Hope

We are delighted to be able to present an amazing opportunity to work closely with a bright and upbeat 11 year old young boy within a family home.

We are currently recruiting for Support Workers who are passionate, hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to provide personalised support for a fun loving, cheeky, happy and brave young boy with complex health needs.

Despite these challenges, this young boy continues to astound the people around him on a daily basis and like many 11 year olds he thrives on having fun, being involved in creative activities, going out and about.

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Person Specification: The ideal candidate needs to be: Easy going, upbeat and enthusiastic and love being with children. Have lots of energy and willingness to learn. A desire to develop skills, knowledge and ability to care for this young boy. Be calm and collected. Be able to respond to situations without panicking. Be patient and conscientious with attention to detail and high standards. Be able to acknowledge that his mother knows her boy and understands his care needs the best.

Being respectful of mum’s views and opinions is paramount. You will report directly to the young boy's mother who is also manager of his package of support. This is a unique opportunity to work in a family-led support package.

In addition, you must be able to work as part of a dynamic and lively team

NVQ 2 qualification is desirable, but consideration will also be given to applicants without previous experience of care. Full specialist care training is provided.

Benefits: In return for your expertise and commitment, you will be rewarded with an extremely attractive salary and a very varied and exciting role. The position is based within the family home and in the wider community. There will be occasions whereby it is necessary to travel to alternative locations such as day trips or to facilitate holidays either in the UK or abroad. You will receive personalised support as a worker through supervision, team development activities and extensive high quality training. Ideally you will be available for a full-time position although a part-time position may also be considered for the right individual.

Job Type: Full-time or Part-time 

Salary: £15,288.00 to £21,498.75 /year