Cherish UK

Senior Residential Support Worker

Expiring today

Bacup, Lancashire
£9.50 per hour
12 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Childcare, Other
Contract Type
Full Time

Cherish UK are a provider of residential care in small quality home settings. Our homes are Ofsted rated good .We are therapeutic in nature , employing a psychologist and level four counsellor to assist change in young people in our care... but thats not just their job.

All staff are provided with a level of training unusual in residential care settings to ensure that you are performing to the very highest standard

We are looking for an individual who can motivate and enthuse, promote good practice, work on their own initiative and as part of a team, provide a positive role model, see things through to completion and foster a culture in which potential is recognised, independence promoted and achievements celebrated.

The successful applicant will:

Have 2 years experience of working within a childrens residential care setting.
Have completed or completing a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care.
Be committed to child centred approach where social pedagogy is an underlining principle

Be committed to the continuous improvement of the service through appropriate monitoring and evaluation.
 Be experienced in handling, managing and administering medication.
 Be experienced in setting goals and working to agreed programmes.
 Be a good communicator verbal, non-verbal, in writing and on the telephone.
 Be proficient in supporting members with developing home living skills, self-help skills, skills for self-determination and coping strategies.
 Be an excellent team builder; demonstrate ability to organise/supervise and lead a team.
 Ensure that legal requirements are satisfied.
 Have a good understanding of the principles of supervision.

 Have a good understanding of the need for record keeping.

It is preferable that the applicant should also:

– Have at least one year’s experience in a similar position
– Have experience of providing supervision and performance reviews
– Be an experienced keyworker
– Have experience in preparation of working rotas
– Have a full clean driving licence

Senior Residential Care workers are offered a fixed contract of forty hours a week, with sleep allowances and a basic rate of pay of £9.50/hour.

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