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Children Residential Support -Learning disability

Posted 21 February by Staffing Connect Ended

Staffing Connect are looking for a number of Residential Support Workers for on-going assisgments in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, as well as the London Borough of Hounslow.

As a Residential Support Worker you may be providing personal care to Children with different levels of disabilities in a respite or residential setting. You can expect to work with residents with different personalities, needs and capabilities. Some of these residents may have learning difficulties, some physical disabilities and others a combination of both.

Person Specification

To be a professional care worker you should be able to demonstrate a number of key attributes and skills, including:

  • Good understanding of the principles of care
  • Ability to follow procedures set out by the residential home and by law
  • Suitable experience and qualifications (see below)
  • Effective communication skills - especially a good and empathetic listener
  • A caring nature - this really should be work you choose to do
  • Respect for people who are dependant and vulnerable
  • Be able to manage challenging behaviour effectivley
  • Comfortable interacting with people from all areas of the community
  • Able to use personal initiative when required to do so
  • A team worker able to establish effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing demands and requirements
  • Committed and reliable - people will depend on you to be there
  • Ability to cope with change and pressure
  • Good planning skills
  • Level-headed and patient

Working Experience & Qualification

NVQ level 2 and above but not essential.

Previous care experience is essential and the candidate should be able to provide 5 yrs professional referencing.

Training requirement: Though desirable - not essential

Moving & handling, H&S, Food Hygiene, Medication, Infection control, Safeguarding Children, and Child Protection.

Though this training is desirable - all training may be provided for on going members of staff

Required skills

  • Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medication
  • Challenging Environment
  • Residential Care

Reference: 34167015

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