Residential Childcare Worker

8.00 - 9.00 GBP Annual + GBP8.15 - GBP8.65/annum GBP8.15 - 8.65 per hour
09 Aug 2017
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Residential Care Worker
Cardington, Bedfordshire
GBP8.15 starting salary, rising to GBP8.65 after probation + GBP26.36 for sleep ins
Full time permanent role including shift work, weekends and sleep ins

Ivy Recruitment is currently working with a large residential childcare provider and we are currently looking for experienced Support Workers to work in a sexual abuse and trauma home for children aged 11 - 17 years old.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide care for young people through:
- Attending to practical matters in relation to childcare (cooking, cleaning etc)
- Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regard
- Meeting the physical, emotional, behavioural, cultural and educational needs of young people
- Acting as a role model and demonstrating appropriate pro-social ways of dealing with problems
- Helping young people gain self-control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct.
- Ensuring that each young person's care plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their changing needs

To act as a key worker through:
- Taking responsibility for a small number of young people and ensuring that their needs are fully met
- Establishing relationships which young people perceive to be positive, warm and rewarding
- Providing advice, assistance and support on a 1:1 basis to enable young people to address past and present difficulties
- Providing emotional support at times of difficulty or stress
- Being ambitious for young people, helping them achieve their goals and optimise their potential
- Providing support for young people in their education and extra-curricular activities
- Empowering young people and facilitating their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future
- Acting as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion
- Encouraging the young person to develop links with the community, attend off-site activities and expand their personal social network

- Attending young people's meetings and contributing to them
- Driving company vehicles (current driving licence holders subject to procedures)
- Receiving training appropriate to role and maintaining an up to date training profile
- Responsibility for the accurate maintenance of financial records appropriate to the duties of the post
- To carry out all other reasonable tasks as directed by the line manager.

All applicants must be over 21.
All applicants must have a valid UK driver's licence.
Ideally have NVQ in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.
Interviews to be held on Friday 18th August 2017.

Please apply now with your CV attached.