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Child residential support worker – (Newport and surrounding area’s)

Job Description

Child Residential Support Workers – (Newport & surrounding area’s)

New Directions are currently looking to recruit confident and experienced residential support workers to work in various child residential projects on a temp basis within the Newport and surrounding areas.

  • Ideally you will hold a level 3 qualification in Children and young people (but not essential) and be registered with social care Wales.
  • Valid restraint training would also be a bonus, however this can be provided when registered with us, along with other training.
  • This role offers competitive rates of pay (£9.00 – £11.00 per hour)  which will vary dependent of experience/qualifications/training.

What’s expected of you…

As a first point of contact for the young people you will be empathetic, able to present solutions to any barriers faced by the residents and feel comfortable to work under your own direction. Along with this you will integrate well within the current team and play your part in the day to day running of the setting.

You will be required to support young people who need positive behaviour management and structure within their day.

Your tasks will include daily activities with residents, domestic duties and any associated tasks vital to the efficient operation of the setting.

Experience required…

You will need to have at least 3 months paid or 12 months voluntary relevant experience that we can reference to register with us.

These settings can be quite challenging at times, so experience of working in a challenging role previously would be beneficial.

Contact us now….

If you feel you meet the criteria above and would like to apply or discuss this role further; please contact Gareth directly on 02920390150 option 1.

Additional Information

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.

You’ll need:

  • 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
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 5th March 2021

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