New Directions Social Care

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New Directions Social Care are currently seeking Team Leaders for a well renowned Children’s Home on the outskirts of Ross-on-Wye.

Offering a superior service for Young People with extreme emotional and behavioural difficulties, a warm welcome awaits you at one of our well known support services. Due to expansion in Ross-on-Wye, we are seeking caring, compassionate and committed Team Leaders to provide the support that allows our amazing Young People to lead ordinary lives. Whilst the role of a Team Leader offers variety, superb progression opportunities and training, it takes a courageous and committed individual to really succeed at the role.

You will have previous experience of being a Support Worker within a children’s Residential setting, an NVQ or QCF Level 3 in Children & Young People’s Workforce, along with a positive attitude, friendly persona and a caring nature.

Our Young People have varied likes and interests, whether this be dancing, cooking, art or sports; sometimes they need support and this is where you come in to help them live fulfilling and independent lives.

  • Provide a full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards.
  • Provide superb FREE training to achieve qualifications in Social Care.
  • Have a proven progression path ? Most of our Registered Managers started as Support Workers with us.
  • Can offer competitive rates of pay, along with an impressive benefits package including an employee assistance helpline, flexible additional holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, special retail discount vouchers, stakeholder pension scheme
  • Apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to get into the sector

If you are caring, compassionate and a good communicator and would like to commit to the first stage of the process, get in touch today.

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.

Please contact New Directions Social Carefor more information on this job vacancy,on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 9th February 2018

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