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  • Permanent
  • Ashford, Kent
  • £20280 - £23400 per annum USD / Year

Excellent Career Progression

Introduction

Do you have a caring personality and the passion to help children and young people thrive to be the best possible versions of themselves?

A good sense of humour, a therapeutic approach and developing strong relationships, are key ingredients to making this happen.

We are now recruiting for Residential Care Workers to join our Client in Kent. Our client prides themselves on providing their children and young people with exciting opportunities and an outstanding environment to live in

Overview

As a Residential Support Worker with one of their homes situated across the county of Kent, you will be part of a unique, dynamic and thriving support network, whose sole aim is to enrich the lives of children and young people who are at high risk of vulnerability or are mis-understood due to challenging behaviours.

Aiming to help those in care lead individual lives, in a safe and secure environment, where they can feel at home and at peace. Their therapeutic approach means that they really delve into the root cause of any ‘problematic’ behaviours and try to understand these, whilst helping them to cope and move forward with their lives.

The Role

The role requires a certain sense of passion. You will be helping some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people, and therefore the sense of reward is always very high.

  • Assist in the educational, social, emotional and behavioural development of children/young people.
  • To assist management to develop the school/house and its environment ensuring that the highest standards of care prevail for each individual child/young person.
  • Assist the class teacher in delivering teaching and learning on a lesson by lesson basis.
  • Assist in the implementation of Personal Education Programmes for children/young people and help monitor their progress.
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes and Individual Care Plans for children/young people and help monitor their progress.
  • To provide and support the provision of primary care for each child/young person and help them develop healthy attachments.
  • Provide support for individual children/young people inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in learning activities.
  • To participate in sleeping in duties as required.
  • Support, monitor and evaluate the children/young people’s emotional and behavioural difficulties and help develop their social skills.
  • To ensure that Health and Safety of the children/young people is monitored in accordance with the relevant legal requirements and good practice
  • To ensure high standards of communication involving checking and completing daily records, message book, diary and any other documentation in accordance with our developing best practice.
  • To contribute to the children/young people’s development through a variety of means including play, excursions, and other social opportunities in an individual and group setting both inside Caldecott and outside appropriate to children/young people’s needs.

Essential Requirements

  • NVQ Level 3 – Children and Young People’s workforce
  • Experience of working with children and young people with challenging behaviours
  • Be able to commit to a 39-hour weekly rota and 45- hour weekly rota, which will include sleep-ins
  • Full UK Driving License

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience in a Children’s Therapeutic Environment
  • Understand and be comfortable with restraint and de-escalation procedures

If you feel this could be the role for you please get in touch with Hannah, hannahgibbs@care-2-recruit.co.uk as soon as possible.

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