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Child Residential Support Worker Job in Cardiff

Job Description

Are you looking for a flexible role which will help to shape the lives of young people in care?

As a Children’s Residential Support Worker, the children in your care will have complex needs. Some of your duties will include:

  • Organising activities like bowling, rock climbing and cinema visits
  • Supervising day to day activities like cooking and cleaning
  • Helping with home work
  • Liaising with external bodies and completing paperwork
  • Dealing with behavioural issues
  • Coaching and mentoring

Working for New Directions Social Care you can expect the following;

  • Flexible shifts to suit your requirements
  • Dedicated on call service and full booking confirmation before each shift
  • Recommend a friend scheme and access to free training courses

You’ll have 6 months of paid or 12 months voluntary Social Care experience.

Additional Information

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.

You’ll need:

  • 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.

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: 22nd January 2020

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