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Children's Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Cardiff, Wales

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £8.50 - £9.53 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Hutchings

  • Contact email:

    rachel@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    895224_1561728852

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-28

  • Consultant:

    Rachel Hutchings

Vetro Recruitment are looking for Support Worker superheroes to join the team!

Hours: 10am - 10pm / 10pm - 10am waking nights

Contract type: Flexible agency work

Pay: £8.50 - £9.53 per hour including holiday pay

Benefits: Flexible work, weekly pay and a dedicated consultant

Requirements: A full UK driving licence essential due to transport requirements of children and young people in the home

The opportunity:

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people? We are looking for passionate people to join our lovely team of Support Workers. You will have the chance to work on a flexible agency basis in a children's residential home in Ely that supports young people with emotional behavioural difficulties. The home offers placements to young people aged 10-16 years who can display challenging and harmful behaviours and is currently supporting three young people.

Not only will you be working in the most rewarding sector there is, but you'll also be in control of when you work and where you work. As well as supporting this home in Ely, you will have the chance to work at a variety of children's services across South Wales (Cardiff and the Vale, Torfaen, RCT, Blaenau Gwent, Newport and more). We support children's residential homes, transitional services and respite care for 9 - 21 year olds. We've got lots of other Support Worker jobs with these same clients. Why not take the opportunity to work with these homes on a flexible basis to see where your next permanent opportunity will be?

Shifts available:

The home we support in Ely generally require 12 hour day shifts or 12 hour waking nights. This is similar to most children's residential homes, although there are also often sleep-in shifts available which can boost your hours and pay! We do have other services who require various shifts so it is best to get in contact about what you are looking for in particular.

Your experience:

In an ideal world, you will have at least six months experience supporting children and young people with complex needs or emotional behavioural difficulties. On the other hand, we also love giving people the opportunity to experience a new sector who have supported other client groups within the Social Care sector but always wanted the chance to support young people!

Responsibilities as a Support Worker:

  • 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 promote their independence and well-being
  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age
  • 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

The pay:

As a Children's Residential Support Worker, you will earn between £8.50 and £10.70 per hour dependent on qualification. You'll be paid on a weekly basis and have the choice of earning holiday pay straight away or accruing your holiday throughout the year.

To apply:

If you're ready to apply, perfect! Send your CV to start a quick and easy registration. Not quite ready or have some questions? Feel free to call me on 02921 660880 for a chat about the opportunities available!

At Vetro Care, we have over 100 years' combined recruitment experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We are REC and CIW registered and pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role.

Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.

www.vetrorecruitment.co.uk

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