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Children's Home Residential Support Worker
We have a fantastic opportunity available for a Qualified level 3 Children & Young People – Children's Residential Support Worker.
About the job:
You will be joining a leading specialist client who cater for supporting children within in a full time (LAC) looked after care – residential setting.
We are looking for enthusiastic staff who have a passion for working with children and would like to help all children in care develop and nurture their life experiences.
The home operates 24-hours each day, every day of the year, requiring round-the-clock staffing and management. RSW's are required to conform to appropriate standards of conduct at all times and to be mindful that they serve as important role models to the children in their care. You will be contracted to 40 hours per week with an average of 6-8 sleep ins per month.
The home (EBD) is a modern detached four-bedroom house, in a rural village surrounded by fields and country side, the home can accommodate up to two children/ young people at one time. Each young person will have their own room.
The home consists of a very large garden, 4 bedrooms, a utility room, kitchen, lounge dinner and 2 bathrooms.
This home replicates a family home in a rural and tranquil environment to enable the young people to grow and develop.
What would I be doing?
RSW's are required to provide care and support to children in the 8 to 17 age range. The full-time shift pattern is a 24-hour shift through to the following day, including sleeping-in overnight. Senior RSW's typically work two-three full shifts per week, including shifts on the weekends. The home's aim is to provide a family-type atmosphere.
You will be expected to meet the needs of children as follows:
To provide a caring, supportive and nurturing environment in which children/young people can feel secure and free from harm.
To actively promote the child's/young person's education by assisting with and encouraging school attendance, homework, school liaison, attending parent's meetings/evenings, PEP's etc, in particular with the Education Department.
To act as a positive role model to any child within the organisation. To bring into practice a Therapeutic approach in dealing with any Child regardless of age.
To assist the Support Workers in their roles as Key Workers and act as a link worker to the Children/Young People when their Key Worker is not available.
Ensuring that each member of staff is aware of each child's care plan and their responsibilities for its implementation
Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings to provide information and achieve best outcomes for young people
Undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model.
To be responsible for, the maintenance of good quality written records and reports regarding the children/young people in our care. To ensure that all paperwork is clear and eligible.
Chairing children's meetings and facilitating consultation with young people generally
Acting as an appropriate adult where appropriate.
What experience or qualifications would I need?
To be considered for this role you must have proven previous experience and a passion to work in the child care sector. Ideally you will hold or be working towards a Level 3 QCF Children and Young People's Workforce or Residential Childcare.
We are looking for candidates aged 23+.
You MUST have a full UK driving license and your own car for this role.
What would I get in return?
– A basic salary of £(phone number removed) plus sleep ins at a rate of £40 per night. This equates to approximately £26,000-£27,000 inclusive of sleep in rate.
– Competitive salary including enhanced qualified rates
– Dedicated learning and development programmes including fully funded QCF Level 3 or 5
– Free DBS check
– Free parking
– Free meals on shift
– Pension scheme
Please send your CV for immediate consideration or call us for a chat on (phone number removed)
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