- Location: Wiltshire - South West
- Job Type: Part Time, Temporary
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: CC
- Salary: £9.00 - £10.00 per hour
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Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people? New Directions are looking for passionate people to work in a variety of children’s residential homes in the Wiltshire area. Children residential homes offer placements to young people aged between 10 and 16 years who can display challenging and harmful behaviours.
As a Residential Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing day to day care for our Young People, supporting them in activities, encouraging then to join local clubs, ensuring all health needs are met, supporting them in education, increasing self-esteem and equipping them with the knowledge and ability to keep themselves safe. Working as part of a team you will ensure the home is kept to a good standard in all aspects of house-keeping.
The right applicant will have at least six months experience supporting children and young people with complex needs or emotional behavioural difficulties.
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 0117 314 3512, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 23rd January 2020