Senior Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
23/04/2021 23:59
£20,092 to £21,748
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
23 Apr
Further Information

Senior Support Worker- Children’s Short Breaks

Sunderland Care and Support is one of the largest providers of social care services within the North East delivering a range of service on behalf of Sunderland City Council. We provide person centred innovate services that improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our mission is to provide customers with the care and support they need to live happy, healthy and successful lives.

We value all our staff and believe investing in them through training and development forms the foundation to deliver excellence in care. A job with us not only makes a difference to our customers lives but can also be life changing for you.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Support Worker into our Children’s Short Break Services who can encourage a workplace culture based on respect and dignity for those requiring care and support.

Our Children’s Short Break Service

Grace House provides short break accommodation to children and young people between 5 and 17 years of age who have a range of disabilities including learning and physical disabilities, Autism and behaviours which might challenge and require differing levels of support to meet a range of social and sometimes complex health needs.

Our short break service requires dynamic motivated Senior Support Workers with the ability to work in challenging environments. Senior Support Workers will need to be motivated to engage children and young people in line with positive behavioural support to enable a positive outcome and be willing to undertake training to support children and young people with a range of health interventions.

You will need to work effectively as part of a team, within a multi-agency framework, providing care and support to enable young people to achieve their maximum level of independence through appropriate physical, emotional and psychological support including: intimate personal care, support with a range of health needs, practical tasks, appropriate communication and community involvement.

You will be required to assess, coordinate and provide personal and practical interventions to care for and support young people in line with individual care plans, including liaising with families and health and social care professionals.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

Application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment.SCAS@sunderlandcareandsupport.co.uk or via post to The Recruitment Team, Sunderland Care and Support, Leechmere Centre, Carrmere Road, Sunderland, SR2 9TQ.
Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you provide on your application form. We will contact shortlisted candidates by email to confirm the arrangements for interview and an online assessment. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notification as you will not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder.
Due to the current restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, interviews will be via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful following the recruitment process any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.
Please note CVs or covering letters will not be accepted.