Start Date: 12th July 2021
How to Apply: Please send CV and Cover Letter titled Support Worker Vacancy by email to email@example.com.
Job Summary (The main purpose of the job)
The Support Worker is responsible for inspiring and assisting an individual young person with additional needs through the whole of their NCS programme so that they can get the most out of the experience. The kind of support that is required depends on the needs of the individual young person but can include supporting learning needs, mental health needs, physical disabilities, and behavioural need.
This role is suitable for a compassionate and confident person who is passionate about ensuring that all young people are able to access our NCS programme. The Support Worker will be able to motivate and gain the respect of their assigned young person. They will take overall responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of their assigned young person; in some cases, this will include responsibility for administering medication.
The Support Worker will report to the Programme Manager and will work with them and other staff to ensure that the young person is supported in a way that empowers them to socially mix and fully engage in the programme independently wherever possible.
Support Workers will be expected to participate alongside our young people in a variety of activities.
We run a fast-paced and challenging programme that requires a high level of flexibility. In addition to the responsibilities outlined you may be required by Wakefield Trinity to undertake any duties within your skills and capabilities which the club reasonably considers necessary to meet the needs of the NCS Programme.
We are committed to ensuring every young person who wants to can fully participate in the NCS programme and have invested significantly into supporting young people who have additional needs.
Safeguarding Statement and Requirements:
We recognise the contribution that former or ex-offenders can make as an employee; a person’s criminal record will not in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Candidates will be given an opportunity to provide us with information on their criminal record. This information will be handled sensitively.
If you think this could be you, please send us an email/message to receive the application form to complete.