Children's Residential Support Worker

Cambian Group
£8.15 - £9.00/hour £8.15-£9.00 depending on experience and
11 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Make an impact, be a support worker!
We’re looking for 4 new driven, friendly and confident children’s residential support workers to work within our sexual trauma home based in Atherstone. We currently look after four children, and will soon be expecting a fifth child to join us.
Do you have the resilience and the empathy to offer children the everyday support and structure that they need?
If you join the Cambian family, you’ll walk in to a welcoming, friendly team of individuals. That offer care and support to children with a cocktail of complex needs as a result of some form of sexual abuse/trauma. This role will no doubt present you with challenges. However with that being said, we believe it can be the most rewarding job out there for the right individuals.
Home environment/location:
Our home specialises in providing treatment for children who have suffered early life trauma as the victims of serious abuse and/or profound neglect. These children having suffered intolerable abuse and negative experiences have very complex needs. The children have little if any understanding of acceptable behaviour. Their behaviours are often a defence against their early life experiences. Many if not most of our children have experienced repeated family and placement breakdown. Unaided, they may carry their trauma into adulthood, and potentially, repeat those acts of abuse upon their own or other children.
The home itself is situated on a residential road; this appears to neighbours and passes by the same as an everyday family home. The home has great facilities with a drive, front and back garden, sensory room, play room, utility room, multiple bathrooms, a Lounge and a lovely kitchen diner. All the children have their own bedrooms. Staff; also have their own sleep in room and adult room/office.

- You must be 21 or over
- You must have a full UK driving license
- NVQ level 3 in children and young people’s workforce desired but not essential.

£8.15-£9.00 p/h (Depending on qualifications and experience)
Sleep in rate £26.36 (currently under review)
All staff do three shifts a week unless they pick up overtime.
1 normal early/late sleep and 2 early/late/sleeps.
8am-10pm- 10pm-7am (sleep)- 7am-10am (Home)
Three support workers on shift at any one time to cover the four children in our care. Then it drops down to two support workers at the night on a sleep in when the children are in bed. When kingfisher get another child the number of staff will increase by one more in the day and one more at night.

- Recording and documenting
- Care plans
- Encouraging children to access education (Nursery, school)
- Transporting the children around
- Cooking and preparing meals
- Implementing routine and structure within the home
- Playing and entertaining the children
- Getting involved in supervisions and key work meetings
- Household chores (laundry, mopping, brushing, wiping things down)

Values and skills

- Motivated
- Caring
- Compassionate
- Confident
- Approachable
- Friendly
- Team player
- Reliable
- Honest

If you feel this could be the one for you, click ‘APPLY` today. We’d love to welcome you to our family

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