Residential Childcare Worker

Posted 28 August by JobPaths4U Limited
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Job Paths 4 U has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated hard working Residential Support Worker with a caring nature to support vulnerable young people aged 10 - 17 years, who have suffered trauma and loss and can present with challenging behaviours.

You will play a full and effective role as a member of the staff team, providing high-quality assessment and residential care for young people.

Working for a supportive well established company with a competitive salary.

Residential Support Worker Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Attending young people’s meetings and contributing to them
  • Receiving training appropriate to role and maintaining an up to date training profile
  • 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

Requirements for this position are:

  • Full driving licence with access to own transport
  • Able to work on a shift pattern which includes sleep-ins
  • NVQ Level 3 Children & Young Peoples workforce (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working within a residential environment
  • Experience of working with young people that have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties

Benefits for this position include:

  • Telephone counselling support
  • Personal legal and financial information
  • Health advice across a range of medical and wellbeing issues
  • Access to an online portal for further advice and support
  • Discounted on line shopping discounts
  • 28 days paid annual leave with the opportunity to accumulate extra leave for length of service
  • One month notice for shifts

Contact: Viorica at Job paths 4 U

Closing Date: Friday 25th September 2020

Required skills

  • Behavioural
  • Child Care
  • Young People
  • Residential Care

Reference: 40616035

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