- Location: Monmouthshire
- Job Type: Permanent
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: LH
- Salary: £9.00 per hour
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New Directions are currently recruiting a Support Worker to work in a children’s residential and home and outdoor activity centre in Monmouthshire.
This home itself is a specialist home for troubled young teenagers aged between 10 and 18 years old.
The home will be focused on outdoor activities, that will involve lots of team work, team building and fun based activities. These can include mountain biking, caving, kayaking, canoeing and camping. It is situated in a beautiful rural location surrounded by farmland and has plenty of open space for activities with the children.
We are seeking staff to work on an excellent rota basis such as four days on with sleep ins included, then eight days off.
Ideally you will have worked within a similar environment previously, to be eligible for this role.
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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 4th May 2018