- Location: Gloucestershire - South West
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: OM
- Salary: £8.50 - £9.00 per hour
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The role will involve supporting children with a range of disabilities in a residential setting. This includes autism, complex needs, learning disabilities, communication needs, behavioural difficulties and physical disabilities.
-Self-motivated and well-organised
-Caring and sensitive to the needs of others
-The ability to use your own initiative
Working with children with learning disabilities brings daily variety, fun and challenges to your working week and if this is for you it will be one of the most rewarding and satisfying careers.
If you are dedicated to working with children with disabilities, and really want to get stuck into a challenging and rewarding role then we would be keen to hear from you.
We can offer flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work.
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.
Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 0117 314 3512, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 13th September 2019