Care - Children & Young People

Posted 8 November by Rec-Revolution

Are you looking for a job where you can be part of a team, changing lives for the better?
Are you looking for a career with long-term opportunities for growth and development?

We are looking for individuals with the skills and emotional intelligence to become Residential Support Workers for Children & Young People.

Whether your strengths are outdoor activities, making forts, thinking of imaginative games, arts & crafts, music, knowing the right questions to ask, the ability to calm a situation, care could be the environment where you fulfil those goals of changing a young person’s life for the better.

Being honest, the role is tough. There is no getting around this. You are supporting young people with some very challenging backgrounds. But the rewards are just as great and when you are working together as part of a cohesive team to help teach and share skills to the young people, guiding them to a better pathway, then your purpose comes into full focus.

If you are looking for some true engagement in your working life, a workplace where what you do has a direct impact on the lives of others and something that is going to challenge you, then consider this role.

About the role of Support Worker

The importance of what we do on a daily basis cannot be overstated.

We provide structure that builds a foundation for the little things like tidying a bedroom when you know they’ve had a difficult day at school, to the first time attending a club, or even learning to ride a bike - we live and learn with the children and young people we look after, with their wellbeing and outcomes being at the centre of our minds.
Daily tasks between the team include: cooking, looking after the home, paperwork, attending reviews, attending and supporting with attendance at appointments, transporting to education and clubs.

Whatever your strengths or hobbies may be, we encourage you to bring them to the home - your
interests might become the new favourite hobby of the children, but without the opportunity to try,
how will they know?

Why choose Central & Southern Homes?

Central and Southern Homes provide care and support for a variety of young people. We have an array of services such from solo provision, group homes and supported living accommodation. We are passionate about providing children and young people a stable home where they can be happy and feel loved. We are focused on the children we support having high quality care with experiences which will form memories which they can cherish throughout their lives. We use a therapeutic approach supported by our clinical partner to ensure we manage behaviour in a way which allows the children to feel safe and secure by building positive, trusting relationships with the adults that care for them.

Central & Southern Homes are expanding!

We provide high quality care to children and young people who have complex needs, display challenging behaviour or have emotional and behavioural difficulties. Our core values are to keep these vulnerable children safe, feel loved and cared for which is underpinned by an evidence base of trauma informed care and attachment theory to form trusting and supportive relationships with those who support them.

We offer competitive pay, ongoing internal & external professional support and mentoring, excellent training opportunities including externally accredited qualifications +

  • Fully funded training & qualifications
  • Full induction programme
  • Free meals
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Parking
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) paid by us
  • 224 annual leave hours per year
  • Management development programmes

It is not the right role for everyone and we are not expecting your commitment from just reading this… but if you are interested and want to ask some more questions, we would love to talk you through it.

Submit your CV and we will be in touch.

Safeguarding Statement
Central and Southern are dedicated to a robust safeguarding ethos and culture and are committed to
ensuring that our children and young people are effectively safeguarded at all times. If progressed, all
applicants will be subject to full Enhanced DBS check and ongoing complicity to our Safeguarding Policy
and procedures.

Required skills

  • Residential Care
  • Supported Living
  • Youth Work

Application question

Do you currently live in the UK and are able to work without sponsorship?

Reference: 51587668

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