Senior Residential Worker - Guildford

Posted 2 days ago by Surrey County Council

Job Details

£25,821 per annum for 36 hours per week. Hours are worked on a rota basis, which involve sleep-ins and include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. You will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible in your approach to work.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. 

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

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.

About the Role

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

Do you think you can empower young people to make positive life changes? Are you looking for a challenge?

Surrey Residential Homes accommodate children up to 18 years of age. All of our homes are inspected regularly by OFSTED and most have been judged as either ‘Good’, ‘Outstanding’ or are working towards this. Therefore we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for children in Surrey.  As a result we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue to do this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care.

As a Senior Residential Worker you will :

  • Participate in the design, implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children
  • Maintain good communications and continuity of work practice within the home through attendance at, and contribution to regular team meetings
  • Undertake responsibility for individual children/young people in accordance with linkworker/keyworker responsibility
  • Engage actively in collaboration with others in the residential service in the development of effective practice for the care and containment of young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs 
  • be required to achieve a level 3 NVQ/Diploma qualification within 2 years of your start date in this role 
  • Have previous experience of working with children and young people
  • Be able to receive and give constructive feedback, support colleagues development and practice by holding supervisor and shift leading roles
  • Support others to adhere to and understand regulatory guidance, policy and procedures
  • Represent the home and young people in multi-agency meetings

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Knowledge of child development
  • Ability and preparedness to recognise and deal appropriately with conflict
  • Awareness of the existence and effects of social disadvantage and discrimination
  • Aspirations to “make a difference” and  a view to practice in a restorative way
  • A positive, adaptable, confident, resilient and self-aware  approach to work
  • A committed and flexible attitude.

This is both a challenging and rewarding role that requires compassion, self-awareness, maturity and humour.

Please find attached at the bottom of this advert the full job description.

Please note to be considered for a position you will need to evidence in your application how you meet the requirements of the role you are applying for, which is to be stated clearly in your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st August 2018.

Interviews will take place on 12th & 13th September 2018.

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Reference: 35752818

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