- Location: Bristol - South West
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Temporary
- Sector: Children's Residential, Support Work
- Job Ref: LH
- Salary: £18,000 - £28,000 per annum.
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We at New Directions have been given an exciting new opportunity to exclusively recruit for a well-established children’s home in Bristol.
The home itself is set in the beautiful countryside of Avonmouth and therefore any potential workers will not have to deal with the busy city centre traffic.
The home itself caters for boys and girls in the looked after care sector aged 8 to 18 years of age.
The children you will be working directly with have come from various challenging backgrounds, have emotional issues and complex needs.
This will be an exciting new opportunity for any who is passionate about working with children and young people and would like to help support and make a difference for the better for children in care.
In return we can offer non-qualified staff a great starting salary of £18k to £20k per annum.
Qualified RSW QCF level 3 staff can start on £22k and can earn anything up to £28k per annum including excellent sleep in pay of £67 per sleep. (Equivalent to hourly starting pay at £9.05 per hour).
If you have a background of working with children, teenagers or youth work and are looking for a new challenge or you are qualified and want to further a career with an existing skilled role then please call us now.
All staff must be over 22 due to the nature of the role and client request.
All staff must be car drivers due to the job specific requirement.
The role of a Children’s Residential Support Worker
Children’s Residential Support Workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children in care. Children living in a residential care home need the same kind of support and care that all children and young people need, in order to achieve the best they can in terms of their health, education and all aspects of their development.
As a residential support worker you will need to gain the trust of children and young people who for a variety of reasons need to use residential care to help them deal with issues affecting their lives. The work involves being a role model, developing good relationships and guiding children and young people in their learning, life skills and personal development. You will have an individual responsibility to comply with statutory child protection processes and make sure that children are kept safe from harm.
- the ability to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds and gain their trust;
- tact, patience and understanding;
- mental strength, to cope with challenging situations and clients.
To work in children’s homes, you must be at least 18 years old and at least 4 years older than the oldest child in the home. For this reason, many of these jobs carry a minimum age restriction of 21.
Children's Residential Support Workers will be required to hold or complete the relevant Level 3 qualification in Children & Young people.
In Wales, Residential Child Care Managers and Workers must register with the Care Council in order to practise.
- Working as part of a friendly, established team
- 24 hour On Call Service in place
- Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
- Competitive pay rates
- Recommend-a-friend scheme
- Award winning company
- Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
- Full booking confirmation before you start
- Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
- Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Experience:Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
DBS:We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.
Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 5th January 2018