Children's Residential Support Worker- Presteigne

Posted 13 March by Cambian Group
We are looking to recruit 2 new team members to complete our staff team.

We currently support 1 girl and 1 boy aged 15, also we have a 17 year old boy.

Salary: £8.00-£8.65 (dependent of experience/qualifications)

Do you have the empathy, compassion, resilience and positive parenting skills required to help support young people to live independent lives?

Here, you’ll join a strong, supportive team in helping young people with complex needs. It is challenging yet highly rewarding work where the little things, you do every day, will have life-changing results.

You must be over 21 years of age and hold a full UK driving licence.

Located in Presteigne, Powys, the site is a 4 bedroom complex care home (3 beds for the children and 1 staff sleep room) Hanter house itself is in a very rural location, the surrounding areas have a wide selection of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, a rich heritage and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Hanter House is a relatively isolated home. It is located approximately 1 mile from a main road and situated at the end of an off road track. We are located on the border of Herefordshire and Powys in a beautiful and scenic location at the foot of Hanter Hill. Hanter House is located 10 minutes from Kington, and 40 minutes from Leominster, as well as being within easy driving distance of Hereford.

Types of duties
These can be varied but are all centered on the young person and can include:

- Providing encouragement when getting ready for school
- Transportation (Use of Company Car)
- Care Planning
- Meal Planning
- Organising and facilitating social activities (outside of school)
- Maintaining the home (cleaning, laundry and shopping etc.)
- Home management
- Liaising with external stakeholders and our own multi-disciplinary team

The day can be very unpredictable and quite easily you could spend the entire afternoon providing 1:1 support managing extremely challenging behavior, the right type of person needs to be flexible, adaptable and able to read situations and help our young people make positive choices.

Shift patterns – what a typical 2 week rota could look like
Week 1
Monday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & Sleep In
Tuesday – Day off
Wednesday – Day off
Thursday - Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & Sleep In
Friday – Day off
Saturday – Day off
Sunday - Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In

Week 2
Monday – Day off
Tuesday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In
Wednesday – Day off
Thursday – Day off
Friday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In
Saturday – Day off
Sunday – Day off

We also have another rota which we work, which is 2 days on and 4 days off.

You will need the following skills/qualifications:

- A passion for working with children
- At least one year’s experience in Children’s Residential Care
- Excellent communication skills and a good team player
- Engaging
- Strong determination to succeed
- Effective leadership and Management
- A willingness to learn

You will be expected to have a level 3 diploma in Health & Social care or committed to passing this once you have completed your probationary period.
We are also looking for Bank staff to support our home.

Who are we?
We are the Cambian group, the largest independent provider of care and education for children and young people. We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. You’ll find that you’re part of a close, supportive team, all focused on achieving the best outcome for everyone. The better we work together, the more we can help the people we care for achieve their personal best too.

Whether that’s in terms of helping someone to achieve their personal potential or growing our reputation as provider of the best quality behavioural health services in the UK. We already have 27 Ofsted ‘Outstanding Provider’ Awards, join us and together we can achieve more.

Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.

Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time.“

Reference: 34671607

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