- Location: South West
- Job Type: Permanent
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: KK
- Salary: £15,550.00 per year
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New Directions Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Children’s Residential Support Worker to work in a not for profit organisation based in Almondsbury.
The service offers respite care to 30 children between the age of 8 and 18 years old, with a learning disability that need some support away from home on occasion.
This respite service is focused on providing fun, stimulating activities in a home from home environment and your role would involve assisting the children to engage in activities inside and outside the service.
Hours of work are full time 1400 until 2200 and the shifts will be between Monday and Friday and there are some waking nights also.
Ideally, we are looking for individuals with experience in this line of work and have a keen interest in working with children with a learning disability.
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 0117 314 3512, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 18th September 2018