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Specialist Support Worker

6 months ago

Willington / Crook / Esh Winning / Spennymoor

Full Time - 40 hours

The Role

ROC Transitions are a supported accommodation provider, regulated by Ofsted, who work with young people aged between 16 and 18. Our young people live in homes in the community, with our team providing up to 17 hours of support per day, including overnight sleeps. Our focus is working with young people to get them into education, employment or training, helping them to develop independent living skills and to work therapeutically with them to overcome the challenges they face.


Dependent on experience & qualifications, £26,200 - £30,920 projected including sleeps per annum (£22,000 - £24,920 basic plus £50 per sleep)

Job Hours

Full time, 40 hours. Shifts, including waking nights, evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays and sleepovers, are worked as part of a rota. Flexibility is required due to the nature of the job. Sleep in allowance is paid. Overtime is sometimes available. Mileage is also paid where applicable.

Information regarding ROC Group

We are an inclusive Company with a focus on safeguarding and learning and development. We like to recognise a job well done, for example, through our in-house ‘Tell on your Team’ recognition system. Part of our thank you is an invite to a Christmas food and dance event, paid for by the Company. There are also informal social events throughout the year.

The Transitions team is a small team and due to the growth of the service, require the addition of a Specialist Support Worker to assist them. We value honesty, commitment, flexibility, integrity and a great sense of humour!

ROC Transitions is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and it’s service users and expects the team to share this commitment. This position is subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment checks and a clear enhanced DBS disclosure.

Essential Requirements:

-Ability to engage with young people in a positive and proactive approach

-Sense of humour

-Self-motivated and a positive nature


-Sensitive and reflective


-Honest and reliable

-Ability to listen and empathise

-Ability to assess risks

-Effective communication skills: recording and report writing and verbal communication.

-Awareness of non-verbal communication i.e. eye contact and personal space etc

-A professional and caring value base i.e. consistency and empathy

-Due to the location of the homes and the need to transport young people driving license or access to own transport is essential for these areas/homes.

-Working individually and within a team

-Experience of working with children. (preferrable)

-Level 3 award in Health & Social Care (or willingness to work towards)

-Openness and commitment to personal development identified training and professional development.

-An interest and ability in adventure activities

-Sleeping in duties

-Willing to work additional hours to cover sickness and holidays and to work in other homes within your area.

-Willing to work Bank Holidays & Christmas Holidays

-The transitions team have a diverse experience and backgrounds, e.g. childcare, drug and alcohol services, police, mental health, residential services, sports coaches, fire fighter, learning disability, physical disability. We would welcome anyone who is able to bring something additional to the table and arent looking just for people with supported accomodation backgrounds.


· Paid for DBS

· Westfield Health Cash Plan & Rewards

· Profit share scheme

· Refer a friend bonus

· Recognition scheme

· Credit Union Saving Scheme

· Paid for Level 4 on completion of probationary period

· Intensive induction and full training

· Holiday increases for length of service

· Time and a half paid for bank holidays worked

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