Residential Support Worker

From £7.50 to £9.50 per annum
01 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
SALARY: £7.50 > 9.50 an hour plus sleep in allowance RESPONSIBLE TO Home Manager We are recruiting for a newly refurbished four bedded therapeutic residential home offering specialist support to boys and girls aged between 11-17 years with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. The successful applicants will be those individuals who are compassionate, conscientious, hardworking and are able to effectively motivate young people to excel in all they do whilst seeking to achieve to their full potential. As an RSW, your duties will include: Assist in providing a caring home environment, in which the needs of the young people can be addressed in an effective manner Provide 1-1 support to the young people, helping them enhance their independent skills. RSW’s should act as a role model and demonstrate pro-social ways of dealing with and solving problems Safeguarding the young people at all times Accompany and encourage young people when on activities Ensure all documentation corresponding to the young persons is complete and up to date Carrying out daily and regular cleaning within the home, and cooking for the young people Working collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and young people to achieve the aims of the home As an RSW, the skills we looking for: Excellent communication skills High level of patience and understanding Able to act on your own initiative in the absence of a managerial presence in the home Excellent time management skills Very organised A consistent and reliable team member All successful candidates will receive a full training and workplace induction. You will be required to work shifts on a rota shift pattern. Candidates are also required to obtain an enhanced DBS clearance before commencing employment and aged 21 and over when applying. Required education: · High school or equivalent Required experience: · Have worked with or are currently working with young children Desirable experience: · 1 year children’s residential support worker Desirable qualification: · NVQ or QCF in Children and Young People Job Type: Full-time: · Salary: £7.50 : 9.50 /hour Job Location: · Burton-On-Trent Required education: · Secondary education Required experience: · Children's services: 1 year Required licence or certification: · Full UK Driving Licence This job was originally posted as