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Date Added: Fri 07/06/2024

Residential Childcare Worker

Liverpool, UK
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Company: NEW START

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £22,604 - £28,004 per annum

Are you looking for a rewarding career in Children Services?We have a number of exciting positions available for Residential Childcare Workers in the Liverpool area.  You will work as part of a team providing quality residential childcare services for vulnerable children within a safe and secure environment. You will be working an average of 37.5  hours per week.  In return you will receive a competitive salary of £#removed# pa + £5400 Sleep in allowance pa.Residential Childcare Workers are committed to providing the highest possible standards of support to vulnerable children and young people, working in an effective and cooperative manner in a united environment.  You will be assisting with daily routine, as well as encouraging engagement in education and participation in daily activities. You will be strong, outgoing and genuine, with a desire to improve the lives of young people. You will be skilled in developing positive relationships while maintaining professional boundaries and remaining accepting and respectful.In return we offer:
• 2 on 4 off pattern 
• £#removed# per annum
• 225 – 300 Hours Annual Leave Per Year
• Learning & Development Opportunities up to and including Diploma Level 5 in Leadership and Management
• Company Pension Scheme
• Company Employee Assistance Programme & Medicash

Responsibilities as our Residential Childcare Worker:- Assist young people to deal positively with emotional and behavioural difficulties.- Develop the young people’s self-esteem and possess the ability to positively influence their life in a residential setting.- Ensure that all young people are encouraged to reach towards their full potential and to be sensitive and caring towards their needs.- Ensure that the wishes and feelings of the children are taken into account in matters and decisions relating to their daily care, appropriate to age and understanding.- Respect and promote the needs of each child arising from their racial, cultural, or religious background.- Be alert to the signs of distress or abuse, and in liaison with other professionals ensure that the young people are monitored and protected.- Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.- Participate in the planning, preparation and delivery of activities for young people in the home and wider community.- Take charge of services under your remit in the sustained absence of a Registered Manager and take responsibility of its day-to-day activities.- Ensure that any known concerns about safeguarding young people within the home are reported to the Registered Manager or Deputy Manager immediately and take shared responsibility for seeking solutions.- Maintain communications with staff over all aspects of children and young people’s care, progress and behaviour and maintain appropriate records.- Communicate effectively with other staff, and actively participate in all staff meetings.What we’re looking for in our Residential Childcare Worker:- NVQ Level 3 or above in Children and Young People, although not essential.- Demonstrable experience working within residential childcare.- Driving Licence, business insurance and own vehicle.- Experience of Ofsted and the inspection process.- Relevant experience / good understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2005.- Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding procedures and legislation within a residential children’s home.- Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation (i.e. Care Standards Act 2000 and Children’s Homes Regulations).- Working knowledge of barriers children and young people face and how to support them to overcome such barriers in a residential setting.- Knowledge of child development and to provide the correct level of support to each individual child based on their needs.- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to consistently record relevant support for young people.- Excellent knowledge, understanding and application of Microsoft Office including, Excel and Word.- Portable DBS would be desirable.This post is subject to enhanced DBS criminal record disclosure

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