An excellent opportunity to work in a permanent role as a Children’s Residential Support Worker in a home in High Wycombe, supporting children aged 12 to 17 years with social, emotional and behavioural issues.
Within this role you will be supported by a great management team and be joining a leading children’s residential care organisation that is passionate about addressing the impact of abuse which young people have suffered, to help them move on.
As a Children’s Residential Support Worker your duties and responsibilities will involve:
- As part of a team, supporting, mentoring and educating children in day to day activities to develop their emotional and social needs
- Building positive relationships with the children to develop their self-esteem and skills to keep themselves safe.
- Joining in with activities and coaching on life skills to promote independence
- Listening, providing counsel and being a positive role model.
- Encouraging the young people to be involved with meal planning, shopping, cooking and taking part in mealtimes
- Completing detailed records, writing reports and assisting with the general upkeep of the home.
- Be alert to signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that the young people are monitored and protected following safeguarding procedures
It is essential that candidates have the following skills and experience:
- Experience of working in a residential setting with children or young people with social, emotional behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour
- Hold a driving licence
- Have the resilience to cope with challenging behaviour and circumstances
- Ability to provide consistent and structured approach to the care and support you provide
- Hold or be willing to work towards the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
The home that you will be working in provides long-term residential care for children and young people aged 12 to 17 who have challenging behaviours as result of significant abuse and negative earlier experiences.
This position will require you to work on average 3 long-day shifts and 2 sleep ins per week which will include weekend and bank holiday days on a rota basis.
There are attractive long-term career prospects following your success in this position to progress to Senior Support Worker and managerial roles within one of the many services and projects that this reputable organisation runs.
To apply for this Children’s Residential Support Worker role, click the apply link online and send an updated copy of your CV today! Interviews will be carried out via telephone or video conferencing.