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Residential Practitioner Vacancy in Almondsbury

Job Description

Are you driven by bringing out the best in others?  Looking for a permanent role where you can develop your existing skills and grow with in a company?

New Directions are looking for a Residential Practitioner to join a national charity based in Almondsbury. The charity supports disabled children, young people and their families by providing respite and short breaks through out the year.

You will:

  • Supporting children and young people with learning disabilities, and their families providing a warm accepting environment
  • Ensuring their physical, emotional, health, social, educational, cultural and spiritual needs are met
  • Provide residential respite care for children and young people with learning and/or physical disabilities 1:1 support when required
  • Assist children with personal and intimate care when required e.g. bathing, toileting and lifting
  • Consult and involve the child/young person in all decisions affecting them in whatever ways are possible and appropriate
  • Undertake other duties at the request of the Residential Short Breaks Manager or other senior manger
  • Maintain and update records

You will need:

  • Understanding of special educational needs and disabilities
  • Experience or working with children/ young people or adults with disabilities
  • Ability to support and motivate team members
  • Establish good working relationships with children and young people
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative

Your company benefits:

  • Access to online virtual college
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Generous holiday pay
  • Extra week of holiday after 4 years’ service
  • 24-hour helpline to help with safeguarding
  • Flexible working patterns

Additional Information

The role of a Support Worker

The duties of a Support Worker vary depending on the needs and wishes of the individual. They offer support for the individuals overall comfort and wellbeing and help people who need care and support to live as independently as possible. They will support individuals with many aspects of everyday living; including physical, emotional and social.

Support Workers can work in a residential care home, domiciliary care, or out in the community. Their work is defined by a care plan, which is often developed by a social worker or care manager to meet the assessed needs of the person who needs care or support.

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: 26th November 2019

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