- Location: Devon
- Job Type: Permanent
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: LH
- Salary: £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
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We have a new vacancy for a Support Worker to work in a Children’s Home Bere Alston, Devon.
The client caters for looked after children with severe Autism, ADHD and learning disabilities.
Residential care is provided at the on-site residential home for up to 14 young people either on a weekly, termly or yearly basis.
We are recruiting for a company that prides itself on specialist care for young people within the looked after care services.
The client is dedicated to ensuring that the children are safe and healthy and able to make a positive contribution, realise their full potential through enjoyment, achievement and economic well-being. The Home cater’s for boys and girls aged between 10 and 19 years of age.
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: 5th April 2018