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Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Droitwich

  • Sector:

    Vetro Care, Support Work

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £17684 - £25445 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alexandra Watts

  • Contact email:

    alexandra@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

  • Job ref:

    J2395

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-02-03

  • Startdate:

    2021-01-04

  • Consultant:

    Alexandra Watts

Have you always wanted to work with Children or Young People but never had the chance? 
Or are you a Children's Residential Support Worker looking for a new challenge?
 
I am currently recruiting for a children’s residential support worker to work in a small children’s residential service in Worcester, supporting young people between the ages of 13 – 16 with Emotional & Behavioural Disorders.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of young people; to enable them to develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally in a setting where they feel safe and cared for. No two days are ever the same, so you need to be happy to work in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.
 
Salary: £23,640 - £25,445 (sleep allowance included)
Location: Droitwich, Worcester
Hours: Full time (1 on 2 off shift pattern, on a rolling rota)
Shift pattern: 24 hour shifts, including sleep
  
Responsibilities: 
As a Children’s Residential Support Worker you will be responsible for:

  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • To keep the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
  • To be able to deal with challenging behaviours when needed.
  • Protect children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
  • Provide support for the children and young people in the home and to promote their independence and well-being.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the young people.
  • Ensuring the safety of the students and maintaining an up to date knowledge of the individual’s; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
  • Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers and other professionals that may be involved in the young people’s lives such as Psychologists.
Requirements:

  • Experience as a Children’s Residential Support Worker, or with Young People is desirable
  • You must be a driver as you will be required to transport the young people to school and activities
  • You must be over the age of 21
  • NVQ or QCF level 3 in Children & Young People is desirable 
Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training and CPD planning
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button. Alternatively you can call Alex for a confidential chat on 029 21 660 880.
 
We have a fantastic referral scheme where you can earn up to £250 per referral. Please get in touch for more information.
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