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Children’s Residential Worker

Job Description

Are you an experienced  support worker?

Are you passionate about supporting young people with learning difficulties and complex needs?

New Directions are currently recruiting a Children’s Residential Support worker to work for a prestigious education and care setting in Wrexham who dedicate themselves to delivering positive change for children across their specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes. They aspire to provide the highest standards of education and car to children with a range od needs such as autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional, mental health and SEMH difficulties.

As a support worker, you will be working one on one with young people who have learning disabilities or complex needs and you will be responsible for supporting their educational needs, fulfilling their potential for independence, choice, inclusion and control, supporting them throughout the day with daily tasks and needs. The role of a support worker is very unique and varied because the young people you support all have individual needs. Whilst this can be a diverse role, the key focus is always on supporting a person to lead a fulfilling and more independent life.</p>

We are looking for someone who is resiliant, enthusiastic, creative, flexible and has a passion to make a difference in someone’s life. Every day will be different, and you will be instrumental in supporting young people to live independently, with dignity and guidance

This role is initially for two days a week 9am-3pm with the view of it becoming permanent.

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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 1st October 2021

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