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New Directions Social Care Recruitment UK are looking for Children’s Residential Support Worker to work in a 4 bedded children’s home and crisis intervention home in Hereford, England.

• The home is built on over 20 years of experience in providing treatment services for adolescent boys and girls from aged 10 up to the age of 18 into semi-independence.
• This home has a fantastic reputation by staff and families and they are only seeking to recruit due to more children being referred to the home and that need more staff.
• We are seeking staff to work full time a mixture of sleep ins, waking nights and long days (we are also seeking flexible agency staff).
• We are looking for youth workers, youth offending candidates or adolescent outreach workers (specialist female and male workers) who have a proven ability and understanding of working with teenagers in care aged 9 – 18 years of age.
• You will be supporting vulnerable and emotional teenagers who have come from broken homes and those who need support and guidance daily.

Please Note:
A car driver and full UK driving license is essential due to the work and role demands and a specific client requirement to be eligible for this vacancy.
All candidates must be over 22 years of age due to the specific client requirement.

• Excellent Rates of Pay from £8 – £9 per hour
• Bonus and overtime available
• Excellent holiday entitlement
• Flexible shift working patterns
• Future Career progression available for roles such as Senior RSW, Team Leader, Deputy and Management Roles at all homes

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: 9th October 2018

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