Every child or young person that my client looks after, deserves to have not only the very best care and support, but also the very best quality of life, regardless of their disability or difficulty. They aim high and strive to reach everyone’s potential to grow and develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally. The residential services are “homes” for the children, not just places to live. They are decorated to a high standard and tastefully furnished, there is a real sense of comfort, security and positivity within every one of their services as they strive to nurture every individual, promote their self-esteem and praise their achievements.
The welfare of our young people is paramount in the role of a Residential Childcare Worker.
Not only do Residential Childcare Workers keep the young people safe, but as the daily care provider they also make a fundamental contribution to their care, learning and development. Residential Childcare Workers advocate pro-actively for each young person’s needs, rights and views and ensure that these are met. They also make certain that each young person’s individuality, difference and diversity are always appreciated and that our young people are provided with equal opportunities and are not discriminated against.
Residential Childcare Workers encourage each young person to be involved in all aspects of their care. This will involve skill development, problem solving and assessment of risk, while being mindful of their individual capabilities. Through a consistent approach to care our young people acquire self-esteem and resilience, as well as self-knowledge and improved general well-being.
Residential Childcare Workers also work with each young person’s parents and families, as appropriate, recognising that they are the young person’s first and most enduring carers and that our role is as a partner in each young person’s care. To keep our young people safe it is imperative that all information about our young people is always kept appropriately confidential. As an organisation we value learning and we encourage staff to help us continually seek new ways to improve our service. Residential Childcare Workers support, and are supported by, the team in each home and they report to their nominated home manager.
The children and young people that you will care for demonstrate a wide range of challenging behaviours and can be very demanding of time, attention and emotions.
Rewards & Benefits
- Competitive salary with progressive pay scales
- Working with a team who are full of warmth and empathy with a nurturing and caring approach
- 28 Days Annual Leave Entitlement (inc. Bank Holidays)
- Enrolment onto vocational qualification courses – Level 3 Residential Childcare
- Enhanced DBS check paid for
- Access to Benefits Package (Retail, Leisure, Entertainment Discounts, Access to Employee Assistance Program, Health & Eye Care)
- You must have around 12 months experience of working with children and young people (ideally in Residential Care or who display challenging behaviours)
- Ideally you will hold the QCF Level 3 Children and Young People workforce/ or Residential Childcare or be committed to completing this within 12 months
- Willingness to complete sleep-in duties
- Full UK driving license
For more information, please call Hannah on 07787168712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org