Support Worker – Beechtrees


Support Worker – Beechtrees

Somerset County Council
  • Full and Part Time
  • Salary: £19,698 - £21,748 pro rata
  • Closing date: Wednesday May 12th, 2021 11:59pm
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A bit about us

You will be paid an extra £1.66 for each hour worked on Saturday and Sunday and £37.07 will be paid for each sleep-in.

Due to an increase in the needs of the service, we have full time and part time rewarding opportunities to work with children and young people in our Beechtrees home in Wellington.

As part of Children’s Social Care in Somerset our Residential Short Break service focuses on promoting independence, social inclusion, choice and individual support to children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

This a very important and worthwhile role. You will be working with children and young people and be involved in supporting them in all aspects of their life, including providing personal care, emotional support and assistance with routine tasks.

A few things about you

We need people who are motivated, enthusiastic and flexible, with experience in caring services and able to plan and manage shifts:

  • You will enjoy working with a variety of people and understand the importance of communicating with others and promoting rights and choices.
  • You will either hold a Level 3 Diploma in Caring for Children and Young People or be ready to work towards this.
  • You will need the ability to work flexibly on a rota basis which includes evenings, some weekends and sleep-ins.
  • Ideally you will have the ability and willingness to drive a vehicle, possibly a mini bus.

If you think that you have these qualities and are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you.

Additional information

The salary range for this role is £19,698 to £21,748 per annum pro rata

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please call:

Hannah Coles, Registered Manager on hcoles@somerset.gov.uk or 01823 665787 or

Amanda Robins, Deputy Manager at Beechtrees on 07890607297 / 01823 665787

Interviews will be face to face at Beechtrees and due to COVID-19, strict hygiene protocols and essential procedures will be put in place to keep you safe. 

DBS information

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.