Residential Support Worker - Durham

Posted 6 April by Cambian Group
We are looking for someone to join our team who is confident, professional and hardworking. The role can be very demanding but candidates will need to be proactive in supporting young people to achieve good outcomes. The home is a three bedded home that can provide short, medium & long term care for three young people aged 8–18 years.
The home is located in the village of West Rainton. It is a semi-rural area roughly four miles North East of the city of Durham. The home is located on a public transport link providing direct links via trains and buses to both Durham and Sunderland City centers.
The young people residing in the property may have experienced serious behavioural, emotional and social difficulties that require high levels of support in a small, structured environment.

Must be over 21 or over
Driving licence
Level 3 Health and Social Care preferred but not essential
Experience working with young people would be advantageous.

No day is the same but you will:-

- Provide support and care to each individual
- Provide encouragement when getting ready for education
- Travel with the residents (Use of Company Car)
- Complete care planning
- Complete Task Sheets
- Complete Meal Preparation
- Organise and facilitate social activities
- Maintain the home (cleaning, laundry and shopping etc.)
- Maintain home management
- Liaise with external stakeholders and our own multi-disciplinary team

Salary ranges
Inexperienced staff = £7.65 p/h
Post probation = £7.80 p/h
Qualified = £8.30 p/h
Sleep In rate £20.00 (subject to review)

Shift pattern – Typical 2-week Rota
Monday – 10.00 am – 10.30 am (includes sleep)
Tuesday – Day Off
Wednesday – Day Off
Thursday – 10.00 am – 10.30 am (includes sleep)
Friday – Day Off
Saturday – Day Off
Sunday – Day Off
Monday – Day off
Tuesday – 10.00 am – 10.30 am (includes sleep)
Wednesday - Day Off
Thursday – Day off
Friday – 10.00 am – 10.30 am (includes sleep)
Saturday – Day Off
Sunday – Day off

- This is an example of a 2-week Rota and will not be the actual Rota given to yourself. All staff have different Rota’s.
- You will be given your rota weeks in advance according to the service as the young people may have medicals or school meetings to attend.

You will need the following skills/qualifications:

- A passion for working with children
- Motivated
- Passionate about care and support
- Excellent communication skills and a good team player
- Engaging and fun
- Hardworking
- Teamwork
- Resilience
- Honesty
- A willingness to learn

5.6 weeks Annual Leave
Overtime (when available)
Employee discount scheme Free parking
Cycle to work scheme
Childcare vouchers
Employee assistance programme
Career progression and CPD Monthly Supervision
Developmental opportunities
Internal/external training on new initiatives
The new CAMBIAN CAR SOURCING SCHEME, Live from April 2018
Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.
Whilst we endeavor 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 will find that you are 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.

Whether that is 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: 34847549

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