Residential support worker(Young people)

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£16,231 to £19,742 dependant on experience & qualifications
11 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
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LOCATION: Kendal, Cumbria JOB TITLE: Residential support worker(Young people) SALARY & BENEFITS: £16,231 to £19,742 dependant on experience & qualifications HOURS: Full time, waking nights THE COMPANY: Our client, established in 1995 with a mission to support children who have been severely traumatised to grow socially and emotionally and to cope with school. They have two special primary schools and three children's homes for girls and boys age 6 to 12 years with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs resulting in challenging behaviours. Our client is currently recruiting for their Residential school in Kendal where they have been making a difference to the lives of the young people in their care for over twenty years. .CANDIDATE: Residential support worker(Young people)- Kendal, Cumbria The ideal candidate must have 1 year minimum of working with children and young people and relevant Level 3 qualification or willingness to work toward one The waking nights carer works between 10pm-09:00am, taking responsibility for the safety and security of the residents living in the House, ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to and reasonable noise levels are maintained. Waking Night Carers must remain awake for the duration of the shift and will assess risk, manage incidents, and provide person centred support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all residents throughout the night. . Main functions and Key Responsibilities : - Residential support worker(Young people)- Kendal, Cumbria To provide care and protection and maintain a safe and secure environment for the young people throughout the night. To develop and maintain good relationships with the young people and to meet their intellectual, physical and emotional needs in accordance with agreed programmes. To encourage them to have positive self-perception and a sense of belonging and community so that they can be socially responsible. To promote their emotional resilience and competence so that they are able to self-manage. To assist in the maintenance of standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the house and the maintenance of fabric, furniture and equipment. To encourage the young people to respect themselves and others and to build a feeling of ownership and community with the home. To keep professional records and follow reporting procedures To carry out such other duties as are required and as are commensurate with the grade of the post Key essential for the role: Residential support worker(Young people)- Kendal, Cumbria Previous experience of working with children and young people essential NVQ Level 3 Caring for Children & Young People qualification or willingness to work toward one Be able to work waking nights shift pattern Full driving license desirable but not essential Commitment and enthusiasm Tough and resilient Confidence and patience Good communication skills Does this sound like you? If the answer is yes, please hit the apply now button to be directed to a short online application. Our client is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). This job was originally posted as

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