support worker in taunton

06 February 2019
samantha jannadi, randstad care
job type
£ 8.50 - £ 10 per hour, Holiday pay, pension, flexible working
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taunton, south west
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 8.50 - £ 10 per hour, Holiday pay, pension, flexible working
Children services
reference number
samantha jannadi, randstad care
01392 453789
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job description

Would you like to make a world of difference to the life and prospects of a young person?

Do you have experience of supporting young people with challenging behaviour?

We have various temporary and permanent opportunities for Support Workers across the South West, where the main focus is supporting young people leaving care, promoting independence and encouraging them to make good decisions for their future.

This can definitely be a challenging line of work, supporting 16-18 year olds, who often have had a troubled past, but it can also be extremely rewarding!

Who should apply?

Ideally we are looking for people who have at least 6 months experience of supporting children and young people with challenging behaviour. An NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) would certainly be an advantage. If you have experience in another care sector and believe you are up to challenge, we would certainly like to talk to you!

Job responsibilities:

Working on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis to support a young person.

Work in a pro-active manner, being aware of the issues faced by the young people in their care.

Supporting young people and promoting independence within the home.

Hours of work:

Various shifts available, but often can be long shifts up to 24 hours including sleeps. Shorter shifts available within certain services.


* Opportunities for permanent role for the right people.
* Training available.
* Weekly pay.
* Competitive holiday.
* Flexible working hours that you choose

If you would like to find out more about these amazing opportunities to change the life of a vulnerable young person, please apply online today!

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


be able to manage challenging situations,be person centred,can work as an individual or part of a team,caring,competent at dealing with all stakeholders,critical thinking,emotional intelligence,empathy,handling medication,non-judgemental,oral communication,organisational,passionate,patience,report writing (incident logs and daily plans etc),resilient,show initiative,time management,tolerance,understanding,work well under pressure,written communication

educational requirements

diploma level 3 in health and social care