- Location: Swansea - South Wales
- Job Type: Temporary
- Sector: Children's Residential
- Job Ref: SR
- Salary: £7.20-£9.50 per hour depending on experience
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New Directions are recruiting for a well known residential children’s home with an on-site school based in Swansea. The client is looking for a residential support worker experienced in working with young people with profound learning disabilities and complex support needs.
The right person for this role:
- Ideally have QCF Level 3 in health and social care children and young people or equivalent
- Ideally have experience working with children with Autism
- Must have experience working within a similar role
- Working with up to 8 young people, mixed genders
- Experience dealing with young people age 9 to 18
- Able to deal with various stages of emotional and physical development
- Available for 24 hour shift patterns – sleep ins, including weekend-bank holidays
You will be working alongside the care staff team. A team leader is present on every shift. All team leaders are QCF qualified and have a sound knowledge of managing a staff team and supporting the needs of the young people. The client provides specialist in-house education in very small classes. Skilled care and education staff work closely together with young people, often on a one to one basis.
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.
- Working as part of a friendly, established team
- 24 hour On Call Service in place
- Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
- Competitive pay rates
- Recommend-a-friend scheme
- Award winning company
- Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
- Full booking confirmation before you start
- Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
- Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Experience:Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
DBS:We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.
Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 14th November 2019