You are a Support Worker who works directly with children and young people? Do you hold an NVQ Level 3 related to children and are a driver? This job is then for YOU!!!
Be part of an amazing team working with children to achieve the aims set out by company within the organisation`s policy framework.
The staff team will be responsible for supporting children and young people with emotional, behavioral and social difficulties and/or moderate learning difficulties and/or attachment disorder and/or mental health needs and the associated needs of these diagnosis` in all aspects of their lives.
About the job; the hours worked are on a shift pattern and include sleeping nights. The Residential Support Worker will be involved in:
The direct care and support of the children and young people living in the house in meeting all their daily needs, emotional, social, educational, physical needs as well as individual needs of race, religion, culture and language.
Record keeping and the preparation of written reports for reviews, care plan meetings, placement meetings etc. To assist the Senior Residential Support Workers in their oversight of the premises and the equipment in the house, maintaining a high standard of health, safety and security.
About the candidate; you will hold a NVQ L3, a Diploma within a children and young persons qualification or the equivalent. You will have awareness of the impact of disruptive patterns of life on children and young people. Have a working knowledge of effective anti-discriminatory social work practices. Have a positive attitude toward research and ability to integrate learning and have an understanding of the developmental needs of children. It is essential that you have a minimum of two years` experience in working with children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties and/or learning difficulties. To be able to communicate clearly and sensitively with children and young people and be able to identify and manage their many needs. To communicate effectively with staff, family members and other professionals. To write clearly and concisely. To be pro-active in developing a team approach. Ability to work unsociable and irregular hours. Being able to drive. Sufficiently mobile, and flexible to travel with clients for appointments.
It is important to note that this post will involve considerable contact with vulnerable children. We will require the successful applicant to sign an `Oath of Confidentiality` form, which legally protects the children. The successful applicant will also be required to complete a `Disclosure Barring Service form. This will demonstrate a record of any criminal offences, which may be deemed to present a risk to children. Department of Health checks will also be undertaken.
This is a full time and permanent role located in Northampton, Northamptonshire. It offers a basic salary of £18,351 - £21,959 dependent on experience and qualifications and will also offer a sleep in rate of £40 per night equalling to approximately an additional £4,160 per year.
Shifts: An average of 39 hours per week will be worked, i.e.156 hours in a four-week cycle. There are three weeks of 40 hours and one of 36 hours. The shift patterns consist of early`s and lates with and without sleep ins. At the weekend day shifts vary and can consist of twelve hour shifts with 10am - 10pm being the most common.
However, these hours are subject to change to maximise staff cover at the necessary times. Weekend working is necessary. You will be required to do sleep in duties on average twice a week.
To apply for this role please send your CV .