Bank Support Workers – Children’s Homes London

Location: Children's Homes London

Contract Type: Zero Hours

Closing Date: 31 July 2024

Salary: £ 11.95 per hour

Specific Hours: Variable hours (24 hours rota)

Bank Support Workers – Children’s Homes London

£11.95 per hour

Variable hours (24 hours rota)

North, West & South London

We are recruiting for Bank Support Workers to join our existing staff team across our services in London. We are looking for individuals who can positively engage with young people and who are passionate about improving their life chances, no matter how challenging the circumstances.

You will join a team of St Christopher’s Carebank workers providing staff cover across our two residential services: children’s homes, where you will provide day to day care for Young People aged 12- 18; and our 16+ services, where you will offer life-skills support for older young people as they prepare for independence.  Administrative work and record keeping are essential.

Administrative work and record keeping are essential.

With 24 hour rotas, the work can include weekends, bank holidays, early and late shifts, sleep-ins and waking nights.  You will need to possess strong communication skills and the ability to function effectively within diverse teams.

To apply you will have:

  • At least 1 year of experience working and supporting Young People to achieve their full potential.
  • The ability to motivate and inspire young people to achieve success.
  • Patience and resilience to cope with challenging behaviour.
  • The ability to be a positive role model.
  • Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
  • Flexibility to work shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Desirable Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent.

About Us

Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.

St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people and we are proud of our history for providing fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man.  We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do.  We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong.  We hope to attract applications from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.

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Recruitment Process

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Your online application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria stated in the Person Specification. For the full Job Description and Person Specification click here

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