Behaviour Support Worker

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Barnardo's DSI service has been providing support to children &

We are looking to appoint a bank of Behaviour Support Workers to provide support to young people with a disability or learning difficulty aged 0-25 years and their families across the East Riding.  Workers will be highly motivated and have a passion for engaging, supporting and empowering young people and their families. They should have the skills, confidence and passion to work with an individual child on a one-to-one basis, two to one basis or in a small group, many of the young people display challenging behaviour.

The rate of pay is £9.50 per hour (plus rolled up annual leave) In addition to this mileage is currently paid at 40p per mile & 45p per mile when transporting a young person or colleague. Working hours are predominantly evenings, weekends and during the day in school holidays, therefore a flexible approach to working is essential. We have sessions available ranging from 6 hours per week up to 30 hours per week.

You will require:

Excellent writing, recording and IT skills; be organised, methodical and accurate in your daily tasks
Ability to engage with children, young people and families from different backgrounds and with professionals involved in their care
Awareness of safeguarding vulnerable children and adults
Meet medical, physical, emotional and personal needs of the young people.  This may include managing behaviour, personal care such as feeding/toileting, showering etc. as detailed in the care plan.
You will receive:

Full induction to the role and we will provide a comprehensive training package including first aid, safeguarding, care of medicines, personal & intimate care, behaviour support training and any other child specific requirements
Quarterly supervision and team trainings
Mileage currently paid at 40p per mile and 45p when transporting a young person or colleague
Rolled up annual leave pay
Overnight work is paid at time and a half (12am-7am)
Robust lone and safe working protocol with on call support

To apply for this job email your details to frances.wanless@barnardos.org.uk.