Residential Worker - Guildford

Posted 4 days ago by Surrey County Council

Job Details

£21,797 per annum for 36 hours per week.  Hours to be worked will be mutually agreed in advance but work on a shift / rota pattern may be required including weekends/bank holidays/evenings/early & late shifts/ sleep in duties and group holidays.  You will be based at Libertas Residential Home, Guildford. 

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formally known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Surrey County Council  Residential Homes can accommodate children up to 18/19 years of age. Due to legal requirements set out by the DFE national minimum standards the successful applicant is required to be at least 4 years older than our oldest accommodated child.

About the Role

Are you looking for a new exciting role working with young people that will challenge and inspire you!

Are you enthusiastic, motivated, committed, reliable and fun?

Do you see yourself as a strong positive role model who can interact with young people on multiple levels?

Can you draw upon and utilise your own life experience positivity to promote emotional and physical development?

Willing to plan and undertake indoor and outdoor activities and share new experiences with young people?

Well this may be the job for you.....

Libertas is all about team work and working together to effect best outcomes for young people who stay with us; in return we offer excellent support, supervision, training and development and the experience of working with some challenging, yet equally very rewarding young people within a therapeutic ethos.

Libertas works to meet the needs of 7 young people aged between 10-18 years working to restorative strengths based and social pedagogic values. Our primary task is to provide a homely environment for emotionally troubled children, in order that they may be able to make sense of their difficult life experiences and often traumatic separations. Forming meaningful and trusting relationships, helping to achieve positive outcomes to aid young people’s transition into adulthood.

We actively promote young people’s rights and respect their individuality. We are committed to providing residential care as a positive choice, recognising that young people will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and have different experiences and needs as a result of this.

As a Residential Worker your responsibilities will include:

  • Working directly with young people.
  • Undertaking responsibility for individual children/young people (key working).
  • Plan and partake in activities for and with young people to promote physical and social development such as sports, social clubs, trips out and holidays etc.
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children.
  • Communicate efficiently using good written and verbal skills.
  • Manage rationally and calmly under pressure and maintain boundaries.
  • Reflect on your practice and utilise recognised support structures.
  • Function as a valuable member of a dynamic team.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Engage actively in collaboration with other professionals.

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Ideally hold a NVQ 3/Diploma qualification or above in Child Care. If however you do not hold such a qualification, be motivated to complete within 2 years of taking up the post (in accordance with new legislation).
  • Understanding of child development.
  • Aspirations to “make a difference” and practice in a restorative way.
  • A positive flexible, resilient and reflective approach to work.
  • A commitment to the home and best possible outcomes for our young people

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

Please note we are unable to comment if your skills, abilities and experience meet the short-listing criteria prior to receipt of a full application.

This advert closes at 23:59 on 31st August 2018

Interviews are provisionally planned for 12th & 13th September 2018

Values and Behaviours

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

Reference: 35768919

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