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Children and young person support worker

Job Description

Are you an experienced support worker?  Do you have experience of assisting children with emotional behavior difficulties, learning/physical difficulties or autism?

If so, we currently have varied support work roles across South East Wales that may be of interest to you. These area’s include Cardiff , Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf and more !

The shifts you work could be based within residential childrens home , emergency placement settings or settings that specifically specialise in  Autism . As a children’s support worker, you will be driven to provide ongoing support and a nurturing approach for young people from various backgrounds who have experienced various forms of trauma at some stage of there young lives .

As well as building strong relationships with the service users, as a support worker, you will:

  • Providing the highest quality care to children we support 
  • Promoting individuals’ independence by supporting with a range of educational, social and work-based activities 
  • Using a range of communication methods to assist individuals to make informed day-to-day choices 
  • Maintaining accurate record keeping of all activities, progress, and incidents should they arise 
  • Undertaking general housekeeping duties,
  • Taking ownership to safeguard and protect vulnerable individuals, ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone we support

As well as competitive pay rates up to £10 per hour, we offer incredible benefits including:

  • A dedicated consultant to help and guide you through the booking process
  • Flexible working hours. Whether it’s weekends, evenings, nights or long days. Choose what shifts you want to work!
  • 24 hour on call service
  • Ongoing and free CPD & Training relevant to your workload
  • Accrued holiday pay – a savings pot you can take out at any time to allow you a break from work

In order to be considered for this amazing opportunity to support young people,  you will need to

  • Be committed and passionate about supporting Children in a residential setting
  • Be able to undertake an enhanced DBS check (unless you have one already registered on the update service)

Find out more about these opportunities and apply by contacting Gareth Ford on 02920 390 150 Option 1 or email [email protected] with your CV.

*If this is not for you, but you know the perfect person for the job, we offer £50 for every successful referral, call us to refer a friend.

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 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: 21st April 2021

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