- Location: Vale of Glamorgan - South Wales
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
- Sector: Children's Residential, Support Work
- Job Ref: Liam Healan
- Salary: £8.50 - £9.25 per hour
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We are currently seeking children’s residential staff to work in 3 bedded children’s home in Barry in the Vale Of Glamorgan
The home currently is a specialist looked after care home for young boys aged 10 – 18 years of age but can also take in girls in care as well.
The Children come from a variety of different backgrounds and have suffered many forms of abuse, emotional problems, complex needs and can have behavioural problems.
• We are now seeking ambitious and dedicated full time staff and agency weekend staff for these vacancies.
• Shifts are various long days and with sleep ins on a weekly rota pattern.
• There is lots of opportunity for over time.
Further information on the Role:
• All candidates must be car drivers over the age of 22 due to the client request. Must of held a driving license for over 3 years.
• The client is offering extensive training and a starting salary of £16k – £24k per annum for non-qualified residential staff.
• Agency work from £8.50 / £9 per hour
• Sleep in incentives can earn you an extra £3k per annum on top of basic salary.
• We also have agency work available each week with these clients and similar around south wales areas – *Ask for more information on this when calling.
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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 18th January 2019