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Children's Residential Support Worker

Posted 9 January by Sugarman Health and Wellbeing Ended

My client is looking for a Residential Support workers to join their organisation within the Preston area. You must have experience of working in a Residential Childcare setting or working with young people with challenging behaviour is an advantage. You must also have your QCF Level 3 in children. You need to have held a driving license for at least three years .

As a Residential Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing day to day care for Young People, supporting them in activities, education and statutory meetings relating to their time in residential care. Working as a team you will ensure the home is kept to a good standard in all aspects of house-keeping.

Provide a supportive and nurturing environment that supports a young person centred approach. To be a positive role model to young people supporting them to develop meaningful relationships. Contribute to the development of the young people to enable them to reach their full potential. Provide firm and consistent boundaries to create an environment that creates safety and reassurance for young people. Work with young people to develop their true sense if identity and feel of self worth. Be sensitive and aware of the needs of the young person, taking into account their race, culture, language and religion and provide support that takes account of these needs. Communicate with young people in a manner that is appropriate to their individual needs. This includes non verbal communication and behaviour and respond, report and record as appropriate. Work within a framework that respects young person's rights and works in a non discriminatory and non oppressive way. To work alone and within the wider team to ensure young people develop in a caring, consistent atmosphere and environment Provide support to young people who are unable to sleep during the night.

Follow and support young people with their nightly settling routines and their waking routines. Maintain regular checks of each young person as required in their support plan and record as required. Support Young people maintain their health and ensure they are supported to maintain a healthy diet during supper and breakfast and provide support to prepare meals.Complete daily log for each young person and any reports required, e.g. Incident form, MISPER, Physical Intervention etc. Contribute to the completion of Young Person's Support Plans, Behaviour Support Plans, Risk Assessments.

For further information on this vacancy contact Kim Wallace on

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Required skills

  • Children/manager/ young adults/learning disabilities/challenging behaviour

Reference: 33828714

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