My Client is looking for a Residential Childcare Worker to join their organisation within the Kent area. My client cares for children and young people from the ages of 8-18 years of age. You must ideally have your NVQ 2 in children and young adults or a commitment to undertake this.
You will be required to provide primary basic care and a nurturing, (therapeutic) environment. To be a positive role model for the child and encourage the child to develop meaningful relationships and attachments. To contribute to the normal development of the children to enable them to reach their fullest potential by providing a stimulating and varied lifestyle. To work with firm and consistent boundaries in order to create safety and containment for the children. To work with children and young people who because of past trauma display extreme challenging behaviour. To work alongside the child to help develop a true sense of identity and feel of self worth.
You will be required to work alongside the Registered Manager/Social worker to provide a comprehensive history of a child's life. To be willing to learn how to identify signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that children are monitored and protected. To be sensitive to the needs of individual children, taking account of race, culture, language and religion. To talk and listen to children, and to observe their behaviour, and record significant features. Be aware of the child's rights and to work in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner. To work effectively alongside shift partner and other team members to ensure the child develops in a caring and consistent environment/atmosphere. To liaise, where necessary, with other professionals, i.e. schools, social services etc. To help child to integrate into mainstream school and social activities. To work alongside therapists to enable effective integration of care and therapy. To work with child and prospective carers to ensure child's successful integration into a family when placed. To assist in preparation for reviews, meetings and attend when required. To be a key worker of a child.
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