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Senior Residential Support Worker Vacancy

Job Description

We at New Directions are currently looking for an experienced Senior Residential Support Worker for one of our clients Children’s Residential Homes in Hereford.

This children’s home is a 4-bed mixed gender Therapeutic home.

This home supports children and young people with emotional behavioural difficulties and need positive behavioural management.

  • It is essential that the candidates are over the age of 22 and hold a valid driving license.
  • For senior role, candidates will need to hold their NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • To undertake a lead role in ensuring the care and welfare of each child in placement.
  • To give guidance and support to all Residential Workers.
  • To be responsible for the supervision of designated members of staff and to record this in the Supervision Sheet on the member of staff’s file.
  • To raise any concerns with the Registered Manager as appropriate.

             General duties:

  • To attend meetings and training as required.
  • To share the responsibility for creating a pleasant working environment.
  • To be flexible in hours of work in order to meet tasks required.
  • To be aware of Health and Safety regulations particularly as related to the upkeep of the building and its surroundings.
  • To undertake any other duties that may be reasonably requested.
  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of children and be aware of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to and promote the Company’s Equalities, Inclusion and Diversity Policy.
  • The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall objectives of the Children Residential Services.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to apply for this role, please call us on 02920390150 option 1 and speak with Gareth.

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.

  • 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
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 24th September 2020

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