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Senior Residential Support Worker

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BS Social Care are recruiting for an established and respected care provider to find a Senior Residential Support Worker to join a brand new service opening in West London. This is an opportunity to be a part of the progression of the service, from the start, in a newly renovated and spacious property, that is finished to the highest standard.

We are looking to recruit passionate and dedicated individuals, who want to make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in our society who have experienced neglect, abuse, and trauma. As a result of these early life experiences, the young people that we will care for may, at times, display challenging behaviours.

You will need to be resilient and dedicated enough to manage such behaviours, whilst continuing to provide unconditional care, advice, and support.The successful applicant will act as a corporate parent to the children we care for, helping them thrive in their day to day lives. Duties include:
o To shift lead, manage and lead a team of residential children and young people support workers to enable children and young people to have the best possible care, in a home from home environment.
Ensure the staff are able to gain the best possible outcomes of the children and young people.
Support and encourage the children and young people express themselves and live as independently as possible.
Demonstrate to the young people the value of education, care and development.
Build and create mutual trust and respect with young people so that they respond and react appropriately to information and advice.
Define structures and boundaries of behaviour to young people, acting as a positive role model, so they understand daily routines expected.
Produce, maintain, and distribute administration paperwork to ensure relevant information is recorded accurately and is available.
Manage the complex behaviours of the children and young people to encourage them to engage in a positive and structured routine, including supporting in crisis intervention.
Create and produce activities to occupy and develop children and young people.
Maintain knowledge of, and apply the relevant legislative, regulative and standards against inspection framework requirements.
Provide care and support to children and young people to encompass all of their physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
Ability to deputise for managers when they are away from the home

We are looking for individuals who:
Have a Level 3 Diploma (or NVQ equivalent) in Children and Young People Residential Care
A Passion for working with children
A Good team player
Excellent communication skills
Effective leadership
A willingness to learn and adapt
Flexibility as the role requires staff to work shifts and complete sleep-ins
Previous supervisory experience
A full UK Driving Licence is preferred to support with school runs and activities.

£22,800 to £26,000 per annum
All successful candidates are offered internal and external training, free of charge throughout their employment.
Your starting salary may increase following your probationary period, and again upon completion of your first year in service. Your salary will also be subject to annual reviews

Applicants must have their Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Residential Care, and 2 years' experience in Residential Childcare to be considered for this role.
There will also be two written exercises and an application form for applicants to complete to be considered for shortlisting for an interview for this role.
Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken, in line with government regulation and safer recruitment best practice.

If this sounds like the career opportunity that you have been waiting apply or contact Xavier Hennessy-Vass at , to discuss the position with you and talk about the service.

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