Residential Support Worker - Northants - Children and Young People

Residential Care Worker – Children’s Home

Rushden, Northamptonshire

Walgrave, Northamptonshire

£9.93 per hour (depending on experience and qualifications) + £33 per sleep-in

I am acting on behalf of a small, independent residential child care company who offer bespoke, high quality care and support to young adolescents who are ‘looked after’.  They are currently looking for a Residential Care Worker to join their teams at homes in Rushden and Walgrave in Northamptonshire.

In this fantastic role you will be expected to:

  • Ensure and maintain positive childcare practice, by providing a safe, warm and supportive environment for the young people in your care
  • Ensure that all children and young people are safeguarded from harm at all times
  • Transport young people in the company vehicles to appointments, school, activities etc
  • Undertake administrative duties as required in the home
  • Act as a positive role model for the young people at all times
  • Undertake Key work responsibilities and duties in relation to the young people, ensuring a high standard of care delivery
  • Be a key member of a team of residential workers and be involved in the planning and organisation of the young person’s specific care plan
  • Undertake sleep-in duties as required

For this role you must have:

  • Experience of working in children’s homes, youth work, young offenders, care leavers or  fostering/adoption
  • Excellent Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A full manual driving licence
  • The ability to be a positive, caring, empathic and influential role model to you people who may display extreme challenging behaviours
  • A good general standard of education and the ability and willingness to work towards achieving any qualifications necessary for the role.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • The ability to work a rota pattern including evenings, weekends, sleep-ins, bank holidays, Christmas etc

For more information, please call Elite on 01604 879345.

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