Residential Support Worker – Hitchin

Residential Support Worker – Hitchin

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a small team as a Residential Support Worker in a Children’s Home which is situated in a quiet village in North Hertfordshire. The Home provides care for two children aged between 11 and 17 years.

Purpose of the Post:

  • To provide a caring and nurturing response to children in care.
  • Proactively encourage the young people to go and take part in activities with you such as going to the gym, swimming, Go Ape, yoga, sports and team building activities. All of these are fully funded including membership for staff and the young people at the local gym and leisure centres etc.
  • Teach and promote independent living to give them life skills for when they reach 17/18 years of age.
  • Support the young people with their homework and studies.
  • Be calm in nature and yet resilient with a positive attitude.
  • Maintain good professional practices in accordance with the minimum standards for Children’s Homes.
  • To be responsible for the safety and well-being of the children whilst on shift with them.
  • To help create a homely and positive environment for each young person with particular reference to his or her safety, health and education.
  • To act as a surrogate parent with professional boundaries.
  • To maintain a structured routine during the day and evening and implement Placement Plans.
  • To work within policies, procedures, guidance, regulations and legislation.

Person Requirements:

  • Due to the nature of this role, you must be 23+ to apply
  • A Full Driving Licence
  • Willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check

Ideal Requirements:

  • You have experience of working with children with emotional behavioural difficulties / learning disabilities / autism.
  • You have the Level 3 NVQ in Residential Child Care or willing to work towards one.

What we will offer:

  • Extensive training including NVQ level 3 in Residential Child Care
  • Supportive environment
  • Child focused work place
  • Pension
  • Room to progress in within the Service.

Please attach your CV and email Lisa today to apply for this role.

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£20,800 to £23,800

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Hitchin, Hertordshire