- Location: Powys - Mid Wales
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: SR
- Salary: £8.75 - £9.25 per hour
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We are recruiting for residential support workers in Brecon to work in a children residential home that offers respite opportunity for children and young people with Autism.
The service provides support to young people aged between 8 and 18 years that are diagnosed with Autism and associated behaviour issues.
As well as supporting the young people in their day to day lives, part of the role involves taking the children and YP out and about, sometimes on foot, or in their vehicle. Part of the role include taking part in local activities including bowling, horse riding or going to the cinema.
This is a challenging, yet fun filled and rewarding vacancy, and should you have experience working with children and young people in a similar role then we want to hear from you. You have the option of picking up full time or part time hours, all on a temporary basis with excellent rates of pay.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please call us on 01792620190 for more information or submit you CV and a consultant will be in touch.
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 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 5th September 2019