have an AMAZING opportunity for a Children's Residential Support Worker to join a children's residential service in Smethwick, supporting young people between the ages of 8-18 with Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) challenging behaviours.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient and motivated individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of young people; to enable them to develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally in a setting where they feel safe and cared for. Experience from within the health & social care sector would be very transferable!!
You will be committed, passionate and able to engage, encourage and mentor the young people, whilst having a whole lot of fun! Getting paid to play football, computer games and going to theme parks is certainly a perk of the job!!
No two days are ever the same, so you need to be happy to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. It is challenging, but incredibly rewarding work!!
**Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full UK driver's licence and a car**
Salary: £25,181.52 (sleep allowance included)
Location: Smethwick, Birmingham
Hours: Full time - 39 hours per week plus sleeps (rota pattern is 1 on 2 off and includes weekends)
Shift pattern: 7.30am - 11pm- sleep 7am - 11pm
Benefits of a Children's Residential Support Worker
Getting paid to go on bike rides and go to theme parks!
Opportunity to do the NVQ level 4 Children & Young People qualification - fully funded!
28 days annual leave
Access to discounts for shopping outlets, restaurants and cinema's
Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training and CPD planning
Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
As a Children's Residential Support Worker you will be expected to:
Encouraging young people to participate in activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
Keeping the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
Dealing with challenging behaviours when needed.
Protecting children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
Providing support for the children and young people in the home and to promote their independence and well-being.
Maintaining a safe environment for young people.
Ensuring the safety of the students and maintaining an up to date knowledge of the individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.
Developing and maintaining good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers and other professionals that may be involved in the young people's lives such as Psychologists.
Requirements of a Children's Residential Support Worker
NVQ or QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People is DESIRABLE
Experience in a residential children's home environment is DESIRABLE
Experience from within the health & social care sector is DESIRABLE
Full Driving Licence is ESSENTIAL as you may be required to transport the children from time to time
If you are passionate about the lives of young people and want to make a real difference as a children's residential support worker, this is the job for you!
Click apply today!!