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Children’s Residential Support Worker

Job Description

Are you an experienced Support Worker looking for a new challenge? We have temporary ad-hoc roles available within various residential homes in the Carmarthen area where you would be supporting children with a variety of needs.

What does the Support Worker role involve?

  • Providing the highest quality care to children we support.
  • Promoting individual’s independence by supporting with a range of educational, social and work-based activities.
  • Supporting children to attend school and engage in fun and stimulating lessons.
  • Working with families and partner organisations to ensure support is personalised to meet individual needs.
  • 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, plus elements of personal care.
  • Taking ownership to safeguard and protect vulnerable individuals, ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone we support.

What do you need to be a Support Worker?

  • A minimum of 6 months paid experience in a similar role.
  • A can-do attitude, caring and reliable nature.
  • Compassion and empathy.
  • Enthusiasm to promote independence & choice.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication.
  • The ability to work flexibly.
  • 23 years of age or older. We believe it is appropriate that there is a gap in age between the children we support and the staff looking after them; that allows us to ensure the best care in the safest environment.

Essential criteria:

  • Must be able to drive, hold a full UK driving license and have access to your own car.
  • A minimum of 6 months UK paid experience in a similar role.


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