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Senior Children's Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Newport

  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £12 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

  • Contact email:

    tfrancis@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    TF007_1595936239

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-27

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

If you enjoy helping children and want to make a positive difference to their lives this job could be perfect for you. The home offers short breaks service for children with disabilities located in Newport Isle of Wight.

Our recent Ofsted inspection graded us as 'Good'. Ofsted reported that 'Staff place the well-being of individual children at the centre of their practice, irrespective of the challenges that children may present' and 'Children, irrespective of any disability they may have, enjoy access to a range of social, educational and recreational opportunities, including activities in the local community'.

We are looking to recruit similarly minded, hard-working team members, who share our goals and aspirations and actively work to help us achieve them. In return, we offer training and career development. As a Senior Care Assistant you can expect:

  • A comprehensive induction
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Fun, enthusiastic and rewarding environment
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Professional training
  • Free uniform

What we would like from you:

  • QCF level 3 in (Children) or equivalent
  • Able to undertake manual handling procedures with training
  • Able to work flexible shift pattern including sleep-ins and night duties as required
  • Responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience of report writing
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities and children
  • Knowledge of associated conditions e.g. autism, challenging behaviour, physical disabilities
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children
  • Relevant experience in a health or social care setting.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong " can do " attitude
  • Relevant experience in a health or social care setting.
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Ability to work with young people who may present behaviours that challenge

This is a challenging yet exciting position. The successful applicant will have previous experience working in the care industry as shift leader. They will have the ability to prioritise, work on their own initiative and be able to lead a team of care assistants.

A full current UK driving licence would be advantageous.