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Residential Children's Worker

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  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £12 - £13 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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Akton Recruitment are working with the Local Authorities to fill two contract positions for Residential Children's Workers at a residential home that supports young people with disabilities. These positions are initially for at least 6 months and are to cover a minimum of 37 hours a week. Shifts include a mixture of earlier, lates, nights and sleep ins. This does also include weekend and bank holiday work.

Job Purpose-

  • To work within the remit of the Home's stated purpose and function so as to provide a high quality service.
  • To provide high standards of care for children and young people, in an environment which is safe, homely and stimulating.
  • To work with and enable children and young people to achieve they're full potential.
  • To work in accordance with the Directorate's aims and objectives and through adherence to its policies, procedures and practice guidelines

Skills Required-

  • Relate positively to children and young people and their families.
  • Plan, organise and participate in a wide range of activities.
  • Promote, maintain and undertake personal caring tasks.
  • Promote and maintain appropriate care practice.
  • Handle stressful situations.
  • Make decisions and act on own initiative.
  • Work positively with supervision.
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Carry out basic administrative procedures, handle petty cash etc.
  • Sufficient agility and physical capacity to affect immediate intervention, including physical restraint when necessary and perform physical caring task, e.g. lifting and moving.


  • To promote the development of children and young people, to meet their assessed needs through the provision of appropriate emotional, physical and material care.
  • To participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual children's care plans and undertake the role of key worker for individual children and young people.
  • To contribute to the assessment, planning and decision making processed for individual children and young people.
  • To maintain up-to-date case records and care plans in respect of individual children and young people.
  • Contribute to, develop and make themselves aware of the Individual Crisis Management Plans for children whose behaviour challenges the service.
  • Contribute to, develop and make themselves aware of the children and young peoples individual Risk Assessments.
  • Promote positive behaviour and manage difficult situations through de - escalation skills.
  • Contribute to and develop safe ways of working within the therapeutic crisis intervention framework.
  • To be responsible for the administration and safe keeping of prescribed medication.
  • With appropriate training administer medication to specific children in line with Family Services Policy
  • With appropriate training and as directed by the child's care plan carry out complex care procedures as identified and in line with Family Services Policy
  • Assisting children to develop individual non - verbal communication skills and act as the child's advocate by helping others understand the child's means of communication.
  • Provide and promote the individual child's equality, diversity and rights.
  • To attend meetings as required.
  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with the children and young people, they're parents and other family members.
  • To develop and maintain positive working relationships with staff and other professionals, internal and external to the Directorate, and with neighbours and the local community.
  • To contribute to the development of the Unit's functions and activities with particular regard to the quality of service provision.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of the National Minimum Standards and support any Inspections by the Directorate or OFSTED.


  • Experience in a similar position
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Available immediately
  • Flexibility to cover a variety of shifts