An exciting and responsible Senior Residential Support Worker position leading a close knit team of Childcare Practitioners in providing therapeutic care to children aged 8 to 18 who have suffered severely negative and traumatic backgrounds.
Working effectively as a team, with the support of the organisation’s therapists, clinical psychologists, health and education professionals, you will help the children regain their confidence and social and emotional stability.
Benefits of joining this organisation as a Senior Residential Support Worker:
- You will be joining an extremely experienced and supportive Registered Manager who will work with you to develop your skills in leadership and responsibility.
- You will enjoy a thorough induction, ongoing training for your continual professional development and regular supervision.
- Fantastic career progression through support and training to progress to Deputy Manager and then a Registered Manager.
- The children attend the organisation’s own specialist school.
- Psychological support for the children in your care from the organisation’s own clinical team.
As a Senior Residential Support Worker your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- To promote and provide a variety of appropriate, stimulating activities and be a consistent and caring adult model.
- To work with and manage difficult behaviour, enabling young people to develop from needing external control, to exercising self-control.
- Guiding and developing the Residential Support Workers.
- To be responsible for planning, organising and leading others during the course of your shift.
- Ensure that the team provides the highest quality care and therapeutic support to the young people in the home.
- Being an advocate for the children living in this home with the support of the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager.
- Being resilient and solution focused, motivating, to be understanding and insightful of the children and be part of their successful outcomes.
- Bringing a high degree of energy and an optimistic attitude to ensure a culture of ‘proactive’ day to day care practice in the home is always maintained.
- Writing and reviewing individual care plans according to each child’s needs.
- Taking overall responsibility for the home in the absence of the Home Manager and/or Deputy Manager
- To be a Key Worker for young people, developing and modifying agreed individual Care/Placement Plans in consultation with other appropriate agencies and professionals.
- To undertake the day to day management of the household in regards to cleanliness, provisions and mealtimes etc.
- Maintain effective administration records including reports, reviews, court reports, records of appointments, case review dates and discharge plans.
The position will require you to work on average 3 long-day shifts and 2 sleep ins per week.
Candidates are required to have:
· A minimum of two years, recent experience of working in a children’s home.
· A full driving licence
· An NVQ3 Caring for Children and Young People or QCF Diploma level 3 / 4 Residential Childcare.