Senior Residential Support Worker
£27,000 - £28,000
Full time - 39 hours a week
We are working in partnership with a client based in Haverfordwest, who are looking for a Senior Residential Support Worker for their Children's Home. This is a highly rewarding role offering a competitive salary and wonderful chance to truly make a difference to young people's lives.
As instructed by the Registered Manager you will work proactively with and direct the team within the daily routine and agreed structures of the house, to include for example day to day parenting responsibilities, undertaking daily household responsibilities such as domestic tasks (cleaning, washing, ironing etc.), cooking, shopping, taking young people to appointments/meetings, planning the day and participation in activities (including physical activities such as sport) with the young people. Support in the school environment, in lessons with the young people and with homework etc.
You will work in collaboration with the team to ensure an appropriate programme of activities are in place and work with the young people to encourage and support participation. To accompany and support young people on holiday, short breaks and outings.
As well as working collectively with team members in using effective care practice, de-escalating and diversionary strategies and recognise techniques to manage young people who exhibit challenging, threatening and confrontational behaviour. Consistently act in accordance with the company's Behaviour Management policy and ensure appropriate recording takes place
You will be playing an active role in the lives of all young people and to fulfil their emotional needs: to feel seen, heard, safe, respected, valued, supported, empathised with and cared for. In conjunction with the Home Manager and team develop a positive public profile of the service ensuring good communication, relationships and that staff represent the service in a professional way. To ensure that the home exemplifies the highest quality of care to young people by actively promoting continual improvement.
This is a permanent position working on a rolling rota consisting of 39 hours a week, to include sleep-ins. We are looking for someone who is calm, and supportive, and is able to deliver care with a therapeutic approach.
What we are looking for:
- Experience of working with young people in a residential care setting
- Working knowledge of childcare and child developed through working directly with young people
- Experience of working with young people with emotional & behavioural difficulties
- An awareness of and commitment to working in a non-discriminatory manner and supporting differing cultural, religious and racial needs
- QCF/NVQ 3 in Care ( Children and Young People)
Please apply today, or email for further information.