Children's Residential Support Worker

Posted 6 April by Cambian Group
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We’re looking for one brand new Children’s Residential Support Worker to join our Cambian Family. Our home provides residential care for up to 4 young people between the ages of 11- 18 years who have been victims of, or are at risk of sexual exploitation. We provide the highest level of care to young people in a nurturing environment that promotes high warmth and positive regard alongside safety and containment. The home aims to support young people to develop and maintain positive and safe relationships, improve self-esteem and provide support network that will assist in reframing, and internalizing their history. This in turn will help the young people with a smooth transition in to their next placement whether that is a return to home, supported lodgings, semi-independent living or into adult services.
We currently look after two 15 year old girls and two 16 year olds. The behaviours that we see in Serene Are: verbal aggression and controlling behaviour. All of our girls are accessing education which extremely positive and on a whole are fairly settled. The home has an onsite school, detached land, fields, wildlife, kitchen, lounge, utility, office, therapy pod; bedrooms for the children, staff sleep in room, contact room/chill room and multiple bathrooms. We haven’t seen physical aggression for nearly five months nor missing’s or self harm. The home is situated in a very peaceful, quiet location with lots of animals and nature reserves.
If you think you have what it takes to be a committed, driven, supportive and passionate support worker. This may just be the home for you!
If you join the family, you’ll walk in to a small team that have developed bonds and relationships similar to that of family. Our team is dedicated to not only our children and management, but also to each other. This offers new members of staff the opportunity to have a pleasant and enjoyable work life. This role will no doubt offer you daily challenges and hurdles, as the children demonstrate high levels of challenging behaviours as a result of traumatic childhoods. However if you give your all to this role, we feel it is one of the most rewarding roles there is, offering the right individuals, a real sense of job satisfaction and fulfilment.
Duties:

- Preparing breakfast, lunches, teas and snacks
- Encouraging and helping children access education
- Helping the children integrate into the community in a positive way
- Helping the children with homework
- Playing and getting involved in fun activities in and outside the home
- Days out; shopping, swimming, cinema, bowling, drama classes, football etc
- Assisting with bed time, bath time
- Getting children to meetings and appointments; Therapy, key work meetings, doctors, dentist, visits, contacts etc
- Getting involved in care plans
- Monitoring and observing children
- Transporting children
- Liaising with external stakeholders and our own multi-disciplinary team

Requirements:

- Must be 21 or over
- Must have a full UK driving license
- NVQ level 3 in childcare, children and young people or health and social desirable but not essential (We can give you the funding to complete this qualification on the job)

Shifts:

- Shifts run on a one month, rolling rota with a pattern of two on four off. You will also be required to complete one on call a month which will be on one day of the weekend.

Salary:
£8.15-£9.00p/h
£26.36 p/s
On call once a month.
If you feel you have what it takes, click APPLY today!

Reference: 34844017

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