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Date Added: Fri 17/05/2024

Residential Children Support Worker Swansea

Swansea, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour, Inc benefits

We are keen to speak to dedicated and passionate support workers who are committed to making a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our communities. You will join specialist support worker teams who deliver high level support, create safe environments and offer a deep understanding of how trauma and a young person's journey through life has an impact on current behaviours, communication and understanding.

By joining one of our specialist support worker teams you will enjoy a number of benefits:

  • an elevated pay rate that will exceed existing local pay rates (£14-£18 per hour)
  • a rolling rota offering consistency and predictability
  • a supportive and close knit team for daily support
  • excellent communication and support from your Randstad local specialist team
  • a variety of pay options
  • an opportunity to use your specialist experience and skills and develop other
  • access to training for professional development
  • Develop your career as a support worker by diversifying your experience

What can you expect from joining a specialist support worker team:

  • an opportunity as a support worker to dedicate your experience and skills to a child or young person
  • providing day to day support relating to activities, appointments, family contact and much more ideally you will have a driver's licence and business insurance
  • being busy engaging and encouraging the child or young person to take part in activities and form structure
  • providing accurate reports and information to support the development of care plans and goals - Have your say!
  • playing a critical role in the safety and wellbeing of the child or young person
  • You are an integral part of the team- as a support worker, your voice will be heard and this can and will influence the care and outcomes of the young people you support.

What you will bring: The role - each specialist team will have differences, to excel in this specialist setting you will need to evidence:

  • supporting children and young people in a residential setting
  • confidence to work with fellow support workers at times of heightened behaviours to de-escalate situations
  • experience of using de-escalation techniques to keep children and young people safe
  • experience making decisions and taking action in challenging situations
  • an understanding of detailed and accurate daily record keeping, incident reporting
  • be creative when engaging and establishing trust with children and young people
  • demonstrate sound communication and judgement
  • clarity over protecting personal and professional boundaries at all times

Skills and training

  • Full UK Drivers licence and business insurance
  • Level 3 in health and social care (children) or evidence that you are working towards it.
  • DBS on update service or support new application
  • Registered with relevant regulatory body
  • PMVA trained - ideally or willing to undertake training.
  • Social Care Wales- You will need to be registered as a childrens support worker, or willing to dual register (£10 cost charged by Social Care Wales)

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

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