- Location: Wrexham
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
- Sector: Children Services
- Category: Children Residential Support Worker
- Job Ref: GF
- Salary: £9.00 - £10.00 per hour
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New Directions are currently recruiting for a new client based in the Wrexham area.
The client has multiple Child residential settings in the area and are now expanding with additional settings in the pipeline to be opened in the near future.
We have been asked to recruit for multiple vacancies for them to support the progress of their plans to expand:
• Residential support Worker
• Qualified residential support workers
• Team Leaders
The client is very focused on the career progression of there staff so this could be the start of a great career within the Looked after children sector.
If interested in this post please get in touch with us asap on 02920390150 option 1 and speak with Gareth Ford.
Some more info on the client:
Our client provides children and young people who cannot live at home with a safe, nurturing and fun place to live where they can enjoy and make progress with their education, social activities, friendships and individual interests. Staff are dedicated to ensuring that children in our care grow as individuals and enjoy the best parts of childhood. The overall aim is to provide each and every child with their own individual care arrangements which nurture and encourages their individual potential. We work hard to enable children to establish positive and secure attachments with their home and the staff who care for them creating a real home like environment.
The client also supports children in crisis and provides a warm, safe and caring environment to enable children to heal from abuse, trauma and neglect. We ensure that children have a lovely place to live, enjoy good food and engage positive childhood activities. We encourage safe and appropriate relationships with adults and peers allowing children to invest their trust wisely.
Our client ensures that there is always a trusted adult close by in whatever activity the child is engaging with. We gradually encourage children to learn how to keep themselves safe whilst taking appropriate and managed risks associated with everyday living. Our aim is for children to reach young adulthood with the right skills and knowledge to enable them to live life as a healthy and happy adult.
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 01978 799630, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 17th July 2020