Children’s Care Support Worker

Full Time

Near Truro

Spectrum provides specialist care services for autistic people. Our services include residential care for adults and children, outreach support and education for children.

Spectrum’s goal is to provide quality of life and the opportunity to develop for people in our care. We work to a value-base of respect for the dignity and uniqueness of each individual – service user, team member, stakeholder and the wider community.

We are recruiting children’s care support workers to join our valued team of caring and dedicated professionals.

Your role:

You will support children and young people to have an excellent quality of life in a valuing and dignified manner, empowering and enabling children and young people to reach life goals and promote independence. This may include emotional, personal, physical and social support.

Additionally, you will:
– Assist in maintaining a happy, stimulating and secure environment for all children and young people within Spectrum’s children’s services.
– Contribute to the assessment of the needs of individual children and young people.
– Support children and young people in activities and contribute to the recording and evaluation of these activities.
– Ensure that children and young people’s medications are administered accurately and recorded as required.
– Undertake the responsibility of key worker.
– Encounter difficulties associated with challenging behaviour.
– Carry out administrative functions such as progress reports, case, medical and financial records, as well as house safety checks.
– Undertake a range of domestic, self-care and/or social skills tasks, many with children and young people, which include: cooking; cleaning; washing; ironing; personal care; driving company vehicles.

We are looking for:
– Experience of working with children and young people.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills.
– Diploma in Residential Childcare Level 3 or a commitment to work towards gaining this qualification.
– Knowledge or willingness to undertake further training around autism and related disorders.
– Ability to deal with a potentially stressful environment of verbally or physically challenging children and young people.
– Ability to think and act quickly to intervene or take appropriate action in the event of challenging situations.
– A flexible approach to work with the ability to work in a team.
– Full clean driving licence.

We can offer you:

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, with a check of the barred lists for both adult and children’s services.

We are offering full time posts at 39 hours per week and part time at 20 hours per week.

For a full job description and to apply, please email your postal address to: For more information, use the same email address or call 01326 371000.