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Residential Support Worker Vacancy in Bridgwater

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 an experienced Support Worker to join a residential home in Bridgwater. The home aims to enhance the quality of life for all young people and assist them with resolving  the causes that led to their referral.

You will:

  • Protect young people from risks to their health, welfare and development
  • Develop a positive working relationship with young people, enabling change and emotional growth
  • Actively promote the involvement of all children and young people in the home’s social group
  • Ensure children and young people who are facing stresses and crisis are offered appropriate additional support.
  • Participate in the development, implementation of individual children and young people’s care plans.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with parents, family members, social workers, school staff and other professionals.
  • Ensure specific needs are met such as dietary requirements, religious and cultural activities.
  • Encourage and support individuals to take responsibilities for their own lives.
  • Maintain accurate paperwork records

You will need:

  • QCF Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People/ NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care -Children and Young People
  • GCSE in Maths and English
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of building positive relationships
  • Knowledge of legislation, regulation and guidance to children
  • Child Protection procedures and practice
  • Full driving licence
  • Willing to travel as required
  • A willingness to undertake and complete further learning and development

Your company benefits:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Cash Plan Health Policy
  • Group personal accident insurance and illness policy
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical/dental insurance
  • Casual dress
  • Discounted/free food
  • On-site parking

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: 26th November 2019

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