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Residential Workers - Newton Aycliffe

  • Location:

    Newton Aycliffe

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    Residential Support Worker

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    Claudia Garvey

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Job Description

Would you like to step in to kickstart your career in Care or continue your existing journey working with children? Are you looking for a flexible and rewarding community-based care support role helping to change young people`s lives? If you answered `Yes,` we would love to hear from you.


In return for your demanding work and commitment, working for this organisation can offer you some fantastic benefits: -

Competitive salary - Starting £25,878 + allowances listed below
Durham County Council Pension - Contributory career average salary pension scheme
Paid annual leave - 26 days holidays per year (plus bank holidays) increasing to 31 after five years continuous local government service
Provide patient care - Provide care, safety, and welfare for patients.
Dedicated training- Full training and induction to support your patient care journey.
Discounts and schemes - Discounted gym membership, up to 20% off the Dell range of IT products and Car Purchase Scheme.
Relocation package- If you move house in order to join, we may be able to offer you an attractive relocation package. If appropriate, details will be discussed at interview.
Employee Assist Scheme

£1,294 (5%) secure unit allowance or £646 (2.5%) Maple House (based on the starting grade) - payable monthly on start of employment.
£2,482 Enhanced pay rate for unsociable hours (based on normal working pattern, 23 hours per fortnight at enhance rate of pay) - payable monthly, one month in arrears
£1,667 Sleep-in allowance (based on the average of two per month) - payable monthly, one month in arrears
The Role

Brook Street Social Care presents this exciting career opportunity to work with one of our clients in Aycliffe Centre in Durham.

This role is working within a secure children`s home, providing high-quality, specialist accommodation for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. The centre houses vulnerable young people, many of whom have complex problems and need intensive support to help them turn their lives around.

Please Note: During your working schedule, you must be available to work across the following shifts: Rotating Weekday shifts are Monday-Friday 7.30 am-2.45 pm Monday-Friday 2.15 pm-11 pm. Fortnightly weekend shifts will be: Saturdays 8am-1.15pm and Sundays 1.15pm-11pm, Saturdays 1.15pm-11pm and Sunday 8am-1.15pm.

What will be your primary responsibilities?

Act as a `keyworker` for young people and be a role model with a socially desired behaviour
Engage, stimulate and appropriately challenge
To safeguard and provide consistency and stability
To provide advocacy and act with sensitivity
Administer medication where needed
Maintain adequate records and undertake site risk assessments
Write reports and care planning documentation with the use of IT skills
Provide stimulating educational and physical activities
Possess knowledge of the standards within Children`s Homes Regulations 2015
Who we are looking for?

A background in care is not essential but desirable. To apply for this post, you will have:

A passion for care as well as following compassion in practice.
Verbal communication skills to ensure information is shared seamlessly
The ability to work effectively as part of a team
The ability to remain calm and manage challenging situations is imperative
The ability to build rapport quickly and work compassionately with our young people
A flexible and enthusiastic "can do" approach to work

About Brook Street

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