- Location: Wiltshire - South West
- Job Type: Permanent
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: OM
- Salary: £18,000.00 to £19,500.00 /year
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New Directions have a unique opportunity for an experienced Children residential support worker in Westbury, Wilshire.
We are looking for a dedicated applicant, who has experience working within a residential children’s home.
You would be part of an organisation who provides support for young girls aged between 9 and 18 years who have experienced complex trauma and require significant therapeutic intervention.
You will need a strong understanding of how to support young people with Emotional Behavioural Disorder and how to promote their independence. This role will require you to be flexible, as at times you will be working unsociable hours, covering a range of days, nights and shift patterns (rota).
Desirable NVQ level 3
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 0117 314 3512, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 23rd January 2019