Children's Support Worker Your new companyThis residential children's home in Pontypridd focused on nurturing children and young people with emotional behaviour disorder and complex needs such as autism. It is not considered a challenging home, it's more settled and engaging in terms of activities in-home and within the community. The children are between the ages of 8-18 and may have come from backgrounds with adverse childhood experiences including substance abuse, domestic violence and SA. So, sensitive and understanding support workers help with the overall success of the care given. Your new roleTo provide outstanding care to children while applying their individual care plans Engage in fulfilling activities Liaising with families and support workers to ensure the best possible independent care plans are provided and carried out Proactive approach to education and activity to improve key skills and self confidence. Ensure clear communication with individuals via a range of methods and inspire them to carry out any tasks. Engage in individual's transitioning periods by nurturing them to become a functioning member of wider society To make and maintain accurate records of activities and tasks carried out, including any incidents that may occur Carry out general housekeeping duties, which includes elements of personal care Apply safeguarding and protection to vulnerable individuals and ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone you support Comply with GDPR and Health and Safety regulations Shifts are 10am/10pm or 10pm/10am night shifts on a unique rota set out over 12months in advance. What you'll need to succeedDriving Licence - essentialExperience within the care sector is desirable but not essentialQCF/ NVQ L3 in Children and Young People or Health & Social Care is desired, not essential (or equivalent)Resilience, self-motivation and the enthusiasm to engage with active young peopleExcellent communication skillsTeamwork skillsAbility to navigate a challenging situationDBS on the Update service is a bonus for swifter onboardingWhat you'll get in returnRewarding job roleSleep in allowanceScope for career progressionFree DBS checkDedicated recruitment agent to guide you through the processCompetitive salary based on experienceWhat you need to do nowIf you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Josh now on .If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.