- Location: West Wales
- Job Type: Temporary
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: LH
- Salary: From 8.50 per hour
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New Directions Social Care are seeking flexible midweek and weekend staff to work in three private children’s homes throughout the West Wales Areas – Kidwelly, Llanelli and Ferryside.
The three homes are set in rural locations and surrounded by countryside, therefore enabling a more comfortable way of life for the teenagers in care and settled surroundings.
The children you will be caring for will be in full time care. You will be looking after boys and girls that come from a variety of challenging backgrounds and have severe complex needs. The children will be very challenging to work alongside but also very rewarding work, that can result in senior and team leader roles if you progress and are looking for a future career.
Some work will also involve working in outdoor activity-based roles such as camping, mountain biking, canoeing, walking and more which is a fun based role but very challenging.
You will be required to work anything from 12 hours shifts, days, nights and with sleep ins, working directly with children and teenagers in care aged between 8 and 18 years of age. All applicants must be 21 years of age and over and must be car drivers due to specific client demands and requests.
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.
- Working as part of a friendly, established team
- 24 hour On Call Service in place
- Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
- Competitive pay rates
- Recommend-a-friend scheme
- Award winning company
- Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
- Full booking confirmation before you start
- Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
- Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Experience:Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
DBS:We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.
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: 1st March 2019