Children's Residential Support Worker

Recruiter
Cambian Group
Location
Heathwaen
Salary
£8.30 per hour
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
04 May 2018
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Make that change today!
We’re currently looking for four brand new Children’s residential support workers to join our Cambian family and start impacting children’s lives for the better today.
Our home is in the process of being refurbished to a high standard prior to reopening. The home itself is a large detached property with a; living area, dining room, kitchen, five children’s bedrooms, staff office, two staff bedrooms, library/computer room, conservatory/sensory room, two bathrooms, separate staff bathrooms, Front yard, large garden/patio area to the rear of the property. This home provides a beautiful, welcoming space for the children and staff. Ensuring everyone feels relaxed, at home and safe at all times.
The 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 and as a result have very complex care needs. The children in our care can have serious emotional difficulties that include developmental and attachment problems. Alongside this they experience behavioural problems also including, verbal aggression, physical aggression, insomnia, depression, low level self-harm, eating disorders, controlling behaviours and sexualised behaviours. They will have little if any understanding of acceptable behaviour in groups. Many if not most of these children will have experienced repeated family and placement breakdown. We have the facilities to care for five children of either gender, between the ages of 4-12years old.
If you feel like you have the experience, determination, empathy and resilience to step into our home and change a life. Click APPLY today.
Person Specification:

- Must have a full UK driving license
- Must have held their full UK driving license for 12months or more
- Must be 21 or over
- NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce preferred but not essential
- Previous experience desired

Shift Pattern:
The rota works on a one month rolling pattern. How it works is you will complete two shifts that consist of a 16hour shift followed by a sleep x2. Then you will have four days off. This allows staff to have a good work, life balance.
Salary Ranges:
£8.15-£9.00
Sleeps- £26.36
Team leader- £9.95
Duties:

- Paperwork
- Offering advice/guidance and support to young people
- Getting involved with contacts/visits
- Care plans
- Meal preparation
- Helping the children integrate into the community in a positive manner
- Household duties
- Transporting the children around
- Arranging and facilitating days out and activities
- Encouraging the children to access education
- Dealing with challenging behaviours and outbursts
- Demonstrating therapeutic practices and levels of care
- Key work sessions
- Therapy sessions
- Working closely with clinical teams

Challenges:

- Sexualised behaviours
- Physical aggressions
- Verbal aggressions
- Low level self-harm
- Insomnia
- Eating disorders
- Controlling behaviours
- Emotionally withdrawn/emotionally dependent behaviours
- Emotional difficulties
- Specialised needs
- Neglect/outbursts
- Missing’s from the home

If you feel this is the role for you, we’d love to hear from you!

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