Children Residential Support -Learning disability

Posted 21 February by Staffing Connect

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

Application questions

Do you have experience as Children's Residential support worker and Learning disability?
Do you have an Enhanced DBS?
Is your DBS register on Update Service?
Can you provide 5 years reference?
Is your training up to date for eg. Medication and Moving and handling?

Reference: 34167015

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