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Residential Support Worker (Care Practitioner) – Oxford

Job Description

Are you an experienced  residential support worker? Are you passionate about supporting young people and help to establish good relationships based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect?

As a Care Practitioner you will encourage young people to maintain socially acceptable standards of behaviour and other guidelines for staff. You will provide all young people with guidance and counselling of a personal and social nature. Other responsibilities and requirements include –

  • To be responsible as Key worker for young people undertaking casework, report writing and initiating and implementing individual care plans.
  • To be committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people in our care. All staff have a key role and responsibility in this area.
  • To make full use of the Group’s mechanisms to record young people’s progress and development.
  • To contribute towards social and emotional reports as required.
  • To attend and contribute to the Annual Multi-disciplinary Review, care planning or other meetings as required.
  • To make effective and efficient use of the resources available within the Home and to be aware of resources provided by the Group and those within the community.
  •  To maintain the orderliness of the young people’s living areas and social areas and clean such areas in emergencies.

You will be given a comprehensive training and development programme tailored to your goals for progression within the client. Other fantastic benefits include –

  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Company sick pay
  • Company pension

Job Types: Permanent Full-time.

Salary: £27,ooo per annum

Find out more about this amazing role and apply by contacting Keri Evans on 02920 390 150 Option 1 or email keri.evans@new-directions.gov.uk with your CV. Not for you, but you know the perfect person for the job? We offer £50 for every successful referral, call us to refer a friend.

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 April 2021


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