New Directions Social Care

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New Directions are recruiting for a Support Worker to work in a children’s residential unit in Pembrokeshire. The hours will be 39 per week on a 24 hour shift pattern.

The ideal person for the role:

  • Must have QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People.
  • Must be over 21 due to company legislation.
  • Must be a driver, as there will be trips out with the children.
  • Experience working with challenging behaviour and Autism.

The home is very relaxed and has a lovely atmosphere for both staff and residents. The home offers an education department to ensure the children have full educational support. They believe in the importance of family bonds throughout life and provide opportunities for families to remain involved and maintain relationships.

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 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 14th August 2017


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