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Residential Childrens Worker

  • Location:

    Newton Aycliffe

  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £11 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Akton Resourcing are working with the Local Authorities to fill a contract position for a Residential Childrens Worker. This role is full time working a rota pattern that includes weekends and bank holidays, weekends are usually every other week.

Shifts are 7.30am-14.45 and 14.15-11pm

This will be a contract position initially with the aim to direct you into directly working with the Local Authorities. There will be a full induction which is due to be held on the 4th May and they will provide ongoing comprehensive training into working a permanent role with the Council. Please note that this is not a trainee position and experience working with young people and challenging behaviour is essential. This is more to get people 'skilled up' for working in the centre and provide them with an opportunity to work directly with the Council. Many of our previous agency staff have been taken on permanently which is one of the benefits of this process.

The Role-

A positive role model for vulnerable young people supporting them within a residential setting. Helping young people make progress towards positive outcomes in relation to health and wellbeing. Setting outstanding standards of practice outlined within the Children's Homes regulation 2015.


  • To contribute to the normal development of the young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle.
  • To provide a variety of appropriate stimulating activities and present as a consistent and caring adult role model.
  • To be alert to signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that the young people are safeguarded.
  • To administer prescribed medication and homely remedies in line with DCC policy and procedure and to undertake training as appropriate.
  • To be sensitive to the needs of individual young people, taking account of race, culture, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation & age.
  • To contribute to care planning, reviews and other meetings as required, and to assist in the implementation and monitoring of care plans.
  • To undertake and follow young people's and site risk assessments.
  • To work with young people in line with DCC procedure and policy in relation to safe care practice.
  • To effectively manage the consequences of risk taking behaviours of young people, e.g. substance misuse, self harm, running away, etc.
  • To provide appropriate boundaries to young people to help them to control their own behaviour.
  • To provide for young people's physical needs as necessary, for example, by cooking, washing, ironing, shopping, budgeting, or by enabling young people to carry out such tasks for themselves.
  • To undertake administrative tasks and all forms of record keeping and prepare reports as required by the Home's Management Team.
  • To work with young people, their families and placing authorities, in order to continuously improve the services provided by the Home and to contribute to the development of quality initiatives.
  • To recognise and promote the rights of young people as recognised in legislative and practice guidance.

Please note, this is not a trainee role and experience working with young people and challenging behaviour is essential. Any applicants that do not meet this standard will be rejected.