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Residential Support Worker

  • Location: Birstall
  • Salary: £21 - £24k per year DOE
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Ethero Ltd


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About the job

My client based in Birstall is looking for multiple Residential Support Workers to join an ethical company with fantastic growth opportunities

£21-£23k if you are currently studying towards NVQ level 3 in Child care
£24 if you have gained the certificate

Working...

3 days 1 week
2 days the next week

Weekend work required however you won't be planned for both days over the weekend.
Sleep in's required

Key Skills and Experience:

• Ability to deal effectively with difficult and abusive behaviour.
• Knowledge of the needs of troubled children.
• Evidence of working as a member of a team to achieve service outcomes
• Previous experience of working with vulnerable young people.
• Ability to work with a heavy and varied workload.
• Can demonstrate an understanding of child's needs and effects of child's and family's history.
• To provide basics for physical and emotional wellbeing of young people.
• Ability to work flexibly and autonomously and demonstrate confidence in work role.
• Any relevant work in the caring professions.
• To be able to develop creative and effective activity sessions to promote relationship building.
• Ability to drive.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensuring a firm, caring, consistent, well ordered environment is maintained at all times.
  2. Supervising children and young people before and after the school/college day including meal times and to proactively support/encourage the development of their cooking skills etc.
  3. To actively promote and participate in care planning, developing risk assessments, behaviour management and to attend regular team meetings.
  4. Accompanying children and young people on recreational activities and demonstrating positive role modelling.
  5. Working as part of a team to provide a programme of evening & weekend activities for children and young people and to effectively manage small budgets, in relation to this.
  6. Promoting the social and emotional well-being & development of children and young people and to consistently strive to further develop these skills.
  7. Liaising with other staff, professionals, parents and carers as necessary and maintaining high levels of professionalism at all times.
  8. Undertaking any administrative tasks linked to the care of children and young people e.g. keeping appropriate records, making reports as required by the Home and any regulatory bodies.
  9. To maintain a log of all accidents, incidents or physical intervention and to challenge suspected inappropriate practice according to policies and procedures.

This is a full time, permanent position, offering a salary of up to £24,000 depending on experience.

To apply for this exciting position, please submit your CV and covering letter or telephone ##### ###### during office hours for further information.

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