- Location: Carmarthenshire
- Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
- Sector: Children Services
- Category: Children Residential Support Worker
- Job Ref: AM
- Salary: £9.50 per hour
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We are currently recruiting for a brand-new children’s residential home within the Carmarthen area. The client is well established within the sector and has a passion for supporting its residents to develop throughout their formative years & achieve their full potential.
As a first point of contact for the residents you will be empathetic, able to present solutions to any barriers and comfortable to work under your own direction. In addition to this you will integrate well within the current team, play your part in the day to day running of the home & complete any associated tasks to the role.
You will be working with up to 4 residents, with an aim to build and maintain positive working relationships, whilst acknowledging the histories of each child to provide a truly person-centred approach.
For this role you will have prior experience of working within a child residential setting, a firm understanding of emotional & behavioural difficulties as well as a drive to be part of a team that strives for excellence in all that they do.
A current registration with Social Care Wales & a QCF level 3 in Children and Young People is essential for this role and will not be considered without it.
If you feel you meet the criteria above and would like to apply or discuss this role further; please contact Adam directly on 01792620190.
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.
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: 22nd July 2020