New Directions Social Care

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Job Description

New Directions are currently seeking a Support Worker to cover shifts at a children’s residential home in Cardiff.

The home itself caters for teenagers in the looked after care sector who have a mixture of severe challenging behaviour and complex needs. The children within the home are aged between 10 and 18 years old.

The service users often have had incredibly hard lives and experienced challenges that many adults would struggle to overcome. With that in mind, New Directions are looking for candidates to are empathetic, understanding and have a caring nature.

Shifts can include days, sleep-ins and waking nights depending on the client’s needs.

We require staff to be car drivers and over 21 years of age, due to company legislation.

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: 14th November 2018


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