Children Residential Support Worker

Location / Salary

Neath Port Talbot | Swansea
Salary: £21000 pa

Contact Details

01656 330951
info@royaleducare.co.uk

Dates

Added: 16-Jan-2022
Expires: 07-Feb-2022

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Job Description

Our client is a provider of high-quality residential homes for looked after children and young people in the Swansea area. They use a therapeutic approach to all of our care. The organisation is currently seeking experienced individuals to work within our client residential support worker team. We have vacancies at present as we continue to grow our clients organisation, and require two support workers and senior support workers. Our clients organisation has strong leadership and a wealth of knowledge within our sector making us a wonderful opportunity for any staff member to develop their skills through on the job mentorship. Our clients homes provide care for children and young people including those with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties where we offer an intensive level of support to meet their needs. They operate around an ethos that every child is an individual and provide tailored residential care to meet their appropriate needs.

Responsibilities

  • To support children and young people, to help provide a fulfilling environment where the young person can develop to their full potential.
  • To work with children and young people within their own home.
  • To provide support in all areas of personal, education and social need, both in the home, school and the community, in accordance with the agreed support plan and within an agreed plan of risk taking.
  • To facilitate increased independence by encouraging and supporting participation in education, daily living activities and opportunities.
  • To work with children and young people, their families, team members and partner organisations to ensure that support is tailored to meet their individual needs and wishes.
  • To use a range of communication methods to assist people to make informed decisions and choices about the issues affecting their lives.
  • To contribute to the smooth running of the home and school through effective communication with the people living there, the staff team, family members and partner organisations.
  • To be familiar with and work within the organisation and the service’s values policies and procedures, maintaining records and reports accordingly.
  • To preserve and respect the dignity and privacy of people and their families and observe confidentiality at all times.
  • To attend and participate in team meetings, supervisions, appraisals and training as requested and required by your Manager.
  • To follow best practice guidance regarding Safeguarding, Care Standards Act, Children’s Act, Health and Safety and managing risks legislation to promote independence.
  • To work flexibly and creatively to meet the needs of people by working weekends, bank holidays and people’s holidays and providing cover as required in the event of staff shortages in the Home and School.
  • Supporting children and young people on holiday, to include overnight stops away from the normal place of work.
  • To support anti-discrimination policies and procedures and promote equality of opportunity at all times.
  • To undertake such additional duties appropriate to the post and to support the organisation’s wider goals by working flexibly across the organisation from time to time as determined by your manager.
  • Successfully complete induction and QCF standards.
  • To act as a key worker for designated individuals as determined by your manager.
  • To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns through line management channels.

Requirements

  • Full UK Driving Licence