- Location: Cardiff
- Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
- Sector: Children Services
- Category: Children Residential Support Worker
- Job Ref: GF
- Salary: £23,014 - £26,092 a year
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New Directions are currently seeking experienced and suitably qualified Senior Residential Support Workers to join our client; an established residential children’s care service.
They are recruiting for many different settings/homes in the following areas:
You must hold a recognised qualification, either NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care – Children and Young People or QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care – Children and Young People and have at least one years’ experience in a residential childcare setting.
We offer good rates of pay plus a sleep-in allowance, comprehensive training and on-going personal development.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the Care Council for Wales are required for this position. You must also be a driver with a licence for manual transmission.
Please do not apply for this role if you do not have the required minimum experience and qualification.
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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 23rd June 2020