Residential Care Worker Whitewebbs

Posted 9 April by Cambian Group
The home is a large; four bed-roomed detached house. There is good external space encompassing a large driveway with a front garden, a spacious back garden with outside furniture to enable meals and barbeques to take place in the summer. There are four separate bedrooms, three of which are upstairs and one downstairs. There is a large lounge and separate dining area which is situated in the kitchen. There is an external laundry room. The environment is pleasant and avoids institutionalisation. There is a WC and bathroom upstairs and a WC and shower room downstairs.
There is a separate education/games room which includes a computer and separate seating and TV area with games console. The staff office is based downstairs which includes an additional staff bedroom.
The home is well furnished and equipped with the things that would be found within a standard family environment. This includes good quality furnishings, a television and audio equipment. The home has a wide range of games, toys, Xbox console and DVD’s for young people to access.
The garden is large and spacious with room to run around and play sport. Part of the garden has been fenced off to an area for horticultural development.
The young people are allowed to decorate their bedroom when they arrive and will be supported to personalise it. The young people’s rooms are well equipped and each young person has a TV/DVD player and desk for home study
Salary & Benefits
The home provide 3 shadow shifts working alongside an experienced member of staff, this helps Residential care workers build relationships within the home and learn the structure of the home also this helps to find their strengths and weaknesses. The manager also holds regular supervision’s one to one with staff
The home also provides full funding for NVQ3 in Children and young people to progress within their career
The home employs a full clinical team overseen by a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Lead.
Structure
1 home manager, 3 team leaders and 6 residential care workers
Starting £8.00
Post probation £8.15
Qualified £8.65-With NVQ3 In children and young people
Sleeps: £20.00p
Example of shifts
Working 10-shifts per month on average 24.5 hours
8.00am-11pm and sleep attached -7.30am-8.30am
1 full weekend off and one split weekend off on average depending on staffing levels
All shifts are shared out equally between the team
Requirements:
Must be 21 years old or above
Hold a drivers licence
Experience within Care
Types of skills required and duties to accept
These can be varied but they are all centred on the young people and it can include;

- 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, behavioral, 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 behavior 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

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.“
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.

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, join us and together we can achieve more.

Reference: 34861921

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