Residential Support Worker

Meditemp have an exiting opportunity for a Residential support worker to join an established company in their new home! You will be working as part of a team to support, maintain, nurture and care for the children, putting them at the heart of what you do.

This home will provide vital services for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country, therefore it is critical to seek a caring, reliable, consistent and resilient residential support worker for the children and young people. This is a specialist home for young people aged 8-17 yrs who have E.B.D, where you will meet the needs of Looked After Children aged 8+ who have experienced trauma and display varying levels of emotional dysregulation and/or self-harming behaviour.

There is a great team in place already and are now looking for a caring, committed and enthusiastic individuals who will share the same passion for children and young people as they do. As a Residential Support worker, you will need a passion for nurturing children and young people with the emphasis being on promoting their physical, emotional, and intellectual wellbeing, in addition to helping them with their social development. You will also be required to provide advice and advocate for our children and young people.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• To care, nurture and establish positive relationships with the children/young people, assessing needs and working collaboration in producing, implementing, delivering, and revising individual care plans.

• To organise and participate in activities for children and young people

• To maintain a high quality of care and support which meets the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and cultural needs of children and young people within the care of aspirations. Working within the Children’s Act 1989, Every child Matters and all other relevant legislation.

• Provide advice, assistance, and support on a 1:1 basis to enable the child to address past and present difficulties

• To support with Domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning, general maintenance and promoting good hygiene within the home

• Providing emotional support at the time of difficulty or stress

• Attending young people’s meetings and contributing to them

• Responsibility for the accurate of maintenance of financial records

• Be a key worker to a young person

• Empower young people and facilitating their active involvement in decision making about their lives and future

• Support young people to achieve their goals and optimise their potential

• Provide support to young people with homework and extracurricular activities.

• Keep accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning reviews meetings, meetings any other meetings as directed by the line manager

• Support young person to keep good hygiene and involve in day-to-day routine of the home

• Support young to all health appointments and complete the relevant documents as needed

 

Qualifications and skills Criteria- Essential and Desirable:

• Minimum 3 years’ experience working with children and young people, preferably in a children’s residential home, or equivalent settings

• QCF Level 3 in Residential childcare or equivalent – Desirable

• A passion for working with children - Essential

• An enhanced D.B.S check will be completed -Essential

• Full UK driving licence – Desirable

• Applicants will need to be flexible to work as per the need of the home - Essential

• Good Communication skills -Essential

• Resilience and Patience- Essential

• Willingness to the extra mile -Essential

• Support workers that have worked in semi-independence settings will be considered- Essential

 

Great Benefits:

• Free parking

• Pension scheme

• Wellbeing service

• Fund QCF Level 3 Residential childcare

• Trainings and supervision

• Paid Annual leave

• On call support

• Advance to Rota in advance

Meditemp is acting as an employment agency on behalf of our client in relation to this vacancy.

Emily Ranger

Consultant

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