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Children's Residential Support Worker- Abberley

Posted 9 February by Cambian Group Ended
Residential Support Workers – Child Services

£8.00 - £8.65 per hour - depending on experience and qualifications.

Must be 21 or over

Must hold a driving licence

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Equality & Diversity

All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way. Residential Care Workers are responsible for promoting equal opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any young person or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other perceived difference.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide care for young people through:

Attending to practical matters in relation to childcare (cooking, cleaning etc)
Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regard
Meeting the physical, emotional, behavioural, cultural and educational needs of young people
Acting as a role model and demonstrating appropriate pro-social ways of dealing with problems
Helping young people gain self control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct.
Ensuring that each young person’s care plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their changing needs

To act as a key worker through:

Taking responsibility for a small number of young people and ensuring that their needs are fully met
Establishing relationships which young people perceive to be positive, warm and rewarding
Providing advice, assistance and support on a 1:1 basis to enable young people to address past and present difficulties
Providing emotional support at times of difficulty or stress
Being ambitious for young people, helping them achieve their goals and optimise their potential
Providing support for young people in their education and extra curricular activities
Keeping accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings as directed by the line manager
Empowering young people and facilitating their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future
Acting as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion
Encouraging the young person to develop links with the community, attend off-site activities and expand their personal social network

To work as part of a team through:

Being aware of the aims and objectives of the home and working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve them
Attending team/ staff meetings and making a positive contribution to them
Actively contributing to the development of the team
Receiving and storing information to improve communication
Being willing to give and receive feedback on performance with colleagues and managers
Being aware of childcare plans for all young people and providing support for colleagues by maintaining consistency in the execution of those plans
Providing informal practical and emotional support to colleagues experiencing difficulties
Attending and contributing to regular supervision sessions in line with the National Minimum Standards
Monitoring the conduct of colleagues and referring on any causes for concern (Whistleblowing)
Being familiar with all policies and procedures and adhering to them


Attending young people’s meetings and contributing to them
Driving company vehicles (current driving licence holders subject to procedures)
Receiving training appropriate to role and maintaining an up to date training profile
Responsibility for the accurate maintenance of financial records appropriate to the duties of the post
Responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of self and colleagues in accordance with the requirements of the organisational Health and Safety Policies
To carry out all other reasonable tasks as directed by the line manager

We’re a great team. Join us.

We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. That’s why, as a Cambian Care and Support Worker, 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.

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

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. You don’t even need any experience – if you’ve got a passion for working with people and want to make a real difference, we’ll give you everything else you need to succeed. Full training and ongoing career development are all part of the package.

Everyone has a personal best, find yours now and APPLY!

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