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Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Croydon, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £19700 - £22000 per annum

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Description

Are you a residential Support Worker? Looking for your next challenge in life?

I am looking for residential support workers who will have at least 1 years experience working with young children with ADD - NVQ or Diploma level 3 or higher.

My client is a residential children home in South East London. With children and young adults from the age of just 8 years old up to 18 years of age.

You will need to maintain a high quality of care and support which meets the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and culture needs of children and young people within the care of inspirations. Working from the guidelines of the children Act 1989 & 2004, Children Homes Regulation including Quality Standards and any other relevant legislation.

To provide a caring, supportive and nurturing environment in which young people can feel free from harm
Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regard.

Helping young people gain self-control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct.
Attending practical matters in relation to childcare (cooking, cleaning, general maintenance around the home etc)
Ensuring that each young person`s care plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their changing needs.

The ideal candidate will provide advice, assistance and support to young people. To attend to their emotional needs. To act as an appropriate role model, work closely to enable them to address there difficulties and achieve their optimum potential.

Have a clean DBS on the update system and be able to provide 5 years work references.

This post requires the holder to do varying shifts, which include early morning and late evening work and sleep-ins. The post holder is also required to work weekends as part of a rota and bank holidays when required.
Sleeping-in duties are also required for which an additional payment is made.

On occasion you may be required to change your rota at a given notice as per your contract, to ensure the contingencies of the service are covered. This may also include covering an additional sleep-in duty as an emergency measure.

In accordance with the guidlines on health and safety, to accept responsibility for working within these guidelines and reporting any concerns to the registered manager.

£19,700 - £22,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

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