Job Description

The organisation provides inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.

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The role
They are recruiting for a Residential Support Worker to contribute to providing young people with a calm and relaxed group living experience conducive to emotional security and personal happiness and growth. The home is mixed gender, and all the young people need role models that they can easily relate to – someone they can build a rapport with and who can make a real difference to their lives.

Key Responsibilities:
Plan and participate in the homes recreational and social activities
Establish good relationships with young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
Transport young people to and from school, on shopping trips and to activities
To act as a Key Worker for young people undertaking casework and report writing
Initiate and implement individual care plans
To perform sleep in duties as required

What you’ll need:
-A willingness to achieve Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England), if you don’t have this or an equivalent already
-Good communication skills
-A high level of resilience
-The ability to build positive relationships with children and young people
-The ability to cope with a flexible working rota and flexible working hours
-A full UK driving license (held for at least 12 months) and the ability to drive with young passengers
-Advantageous, but not essential is experience of working with children and young people previously

What you’ll get in return:
-£1,000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme
-35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
-Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary
-They’ll cover the £6,000 cost of your qualification
-Health cash plan e.g. dental, optical and physiotherapy
-24/7 counselling service
-Cycle to Work scheme
-Contributory pension matched up to 5%