Are you a PASSIONATE and INSPIRATIONAL individual looking for a move into children’s residential support work? Do you want to work for a successful organisation that has sector-leading Ofsted judgements and really understands the benefits of a work-life balance by offering up to 7 weeks annual leave per year?
I have a UNIQUE opportunity for a number of Children’s Residential Support Worker’s to join a growing service that supports children & young people aged between 8-18 with emotional behavioural difficulties in Botley on the outskirts of Oxford.
We are looking for enthusiastic, resilient and motivated individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of young people; to enable them to develop socially, emotionally and behaviorally 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. It is challenging, but incredibly rewarding work!!
Salary: £23,295 - £25,051 (sleep allowance included) Plus overtime available!!
Location: Botley - (OX12 postcode)
Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week
Shift pattern: Split shifts - 7.30am – 2.30pm / 2pm - 10pm & Long Days - 7.30am - 10pm (plus approx 3 sleeps per month)
Annual Leave Entitlement: 7 weeks
- 7 weeks annual leave per year
- Getting paid to play computer games and go to theme parks
- Very competitive salary
- Company sick pay scheme
- Company paid health scheme
- Access to company pension scheme
- Free life insurance
- Opportunity to do the NVQ level 3 Children & Young People qualification - fully funded!
- 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
- 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.
- Experience as a Children’s Support Worker, or with Young People is desirable NOT ESSENTIAL
- You MUST be a driver as you will be required to transport the young people from time to time
- You MUST be over the age of 23
- NVQ or QCF level 3 in Children & Young People is desirable NOT ESSENTIAL
This role will provide unrivalled variety, allowing you to really get stuck in and make a difference!
If this sounds like your dream role, we would love to hear from you. Click the ‘APPLY’ now and one of the Vetro team will be in touch.
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