Residential Support Worker
|Job Title:||Residential Support Worker|
|Contact Name:||Chloe McEniff|
|Job Published:||April 27, 2017 13:47|
Job Title: Childcare Support Worker (Vulnerable Children)
Area: South West
Type of Employment: Full time
Salary: £8.08 an hour (plus £35 sleep in allowance)
Are you interested in being a Support Worker but don’t have the experience or know where to start? Looking for a new opportunity and a chance to pursue career?
Who are we?
Based in Warminster we are an established College which is ran by Childcare Practitioners assisting young people who experience emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. We deliver support to vulnerable children who often come from a background of family crisis and fragmented lives which unfortunately causes them to be unable to live at home or attend main stream school.
We provide residential care, support and education for our young people displaying difficult and harmful behaviours – youngest being 13 and eldest being 17. With a total of 6 homes we pride ourselves in achieving excellence throughout creating endless opportunities and changing lives.
All of our homes are within a 20-minute drive radius of our office.
The Role (in a nutshell)
As a Residential Support Worker, you will facilitate the needs of the children within your care. You will be seen as a guardian to our young people assisting them in their everyday living from cooking their tea to taking them to school. Maintaining an excellent standard of care at all times, endorsing a positive routine for them to follow, ensuring our children are supervised effectively and their behaviour is monitored.
Every child’s individual needs are to be met – and better yet, we reward for good behaviour! Which means rewards are given regularly enabling you to attend fantastic activities such as trampolining, spa days, cinema trips and mini holidays.
It is important you are able to build trust and provide sustainability for vulnerable children consistently encouraging self-development and safe guarding to a high standard. As a result of their background in the early stages of the role you will experience some exceptionally challenging behaviour as you integrate yourself into the routine of the children’s lives.
We will put you through all your introductory training within your first week including office based training where you will do exercises through e-learning. You will be taught our Team Teach restraining technique enabling you to use this when necessary.
What hours will I work? Great question. As a Support Worker you will work approximately 10 shifts a month on a 3 week rolling shift patterns which is ideal for your personal commitments and social life. Therefore, you’ll know your working hours for the foreseeable future.
Your shift patterns will include sleep ins at a rate of £35 which gives an opportunity to earn just over £4k a year on the sleep-in allowance alone.
Qualifications and Skills
The good news, for you as a Support Worker here is, you don’t need any qualifications to apply for this role. All you need to do is show willingness to learn and have masses amount of resilience. But it is absolutely essential you withhold a clean driving license for this role but you don’t necessarily need a car as this will be provided to you.
Any experience working with young people is great too.
What’s in it for you? The good stuff!
If you are looking for progression you’ve come to the right place! We believe in inspiring our employees to do better so we provide inspiring courses to give you a taster in the next role i.e. a shift leader. In addition to this we use external trainers who deliver Level 3 Children & Young Person’s Pathway & Level 5 Care Management.
- Most importantly, job satisfaction, which is one of the most important things in your life, being able to walk into your job looking forward to the day ahead!
- Only working 10 shifts a month which enables you to have that much appreciated ‘me time’. Supporting a work life balance.
- 245 hours’ annual leave which equates to a total of 14 shifts per annum.
- Attendance bonus for the superstars of Beaufort who have an attendance record of 100%.
- Pension Scheme
- Long Service Awards for employees who stay with us for 5 or 10 years.
- Sick Pay Scheme which totals up to 4 weeks of your basic salary depending how long you have been with us.
- Childcare Voucher Scheme which is fantastic if you are a working parent as you will be able claim vouchers sacrificing some of your salary. Subsequently, you don’t need to pay any tax or National Insurance on childcare vouchers up to the value of £55 per week.
- We totally understand that this job can be slightly stressful at times and that staff sometimes need that extra support not only from fellow employees but the management too. As a result of this we provide an external clinical supervision for you to talk to someone in confidence.
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