Children's Residential Support Worker - Alcester

Cambian Group
8.15 - 8.80 GBP Annual
14 Jul 2018
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Are you a Residential Care Worker with at least 18 months experience working with young people who have complex needs?

Would you like to join our committed and developing team located close to Stratford upon Avon?

We are looking to recruit up to 5 new team members so that we can increase our home occupancy to 4 young people. We support 2 currently who present a variety of complex needs. The young people we support and provide care for can require higher and lower levels of support which means that they can be very anxious at times. For the most, a day can pass by as you would expect within any family home, with all the usual busy activities associated with young people. However, it can become a very agitated and angry environment; with our young people demonstrating some very challenging behaviours. This is why the staffing in the home requires 1:1 support. Our young people are extremely vulnerable and have experienced significant trauma and require constant support, encouragement and positive role modelling. Do you have the empathy, compassion, resilience and positive parenting skills required to help support young
people to live independent lives?

Our home is a 4 bedroomed semidetached house close to Stratford upon Avon and near to Ulcester. Located on the Ulcester road, it can be considered rural. The house is spacious and team believes it has a family and homely feel. With a large garden to the rear and opening onto a paddock, it is very green and provides a sense of open space. Due to our shift patterns and the homes location, to be able to work here, it really does need to be a person with access to a private car.

Types of duties
These can be varied but are all centred on the young person and can include:
Providing encouragement when getting ready for school
Care Planning
Meal Planning
Organising and facilitating social activities (outside of school)
Maintaining the home (cleaning, laundry and shopping etc.)
Home management
Liaising with external stakeholders and our own multi-disciplinary team

The day can be very unpredictable and quite easily you could spend the entire afternoon providing 1:1 support managing extremely challenging behavior, the right type of person needs to be flexible, adaptable and able to read situations and help our young people make positive choices.

Shift patterns - what a typical 2 week rota could look like
Monday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & Sleep In
Tuesday - Day off
Wednesday - Day off
Thursday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & Sleep In
Friday - Day off
Saturday - Day off
Sunday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & - Sleep In

Monday - Day off
Tuesday - Day off
Wednesday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & - Sleep In
Thursday - Day off
Friday - Day off
Saturday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & - Sleep In
Sunday - Day off

Travel time up to 1.5 hours will be paid.

These patterns repeat and it is really important to note that on your shift you will be 24 hours within the home. There is some flexibility of working and our manager knows how important a good work life balance is for her team.

Our qualified rate for this home is GBP8.80 per hour - you will be expected to have a level 3 diploma in Health & Social care or committed to passing this once you have completed your probationary period.

Every person that starts with us is supported and developed; our registered manager is very experienced but new to the home, supported by an equally experienced deputy both are committed to ensuring that you work within a nurturing home environment. We have a regional dedicated trainer who will help you complete your comprehensive induction with us and you can rely upon the support of a regional clinician from our multi-disciplinary team.

Within this home we support young people of mixed age and gender and we have some great successes. The young people we support are very well adjusted to school and are achieving great marks and participating in a number of activities, if you would like to join our home and be part of a team committed to ensuring that every child achieves their personal best, then we want to hear from you.

Who are we?

We are the Cambian group, the largest independent provider of care and education for children and young people. We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. You'll find that you're part of a close, supportive team, all focused on achieving the best outcome for everyone. The better we work together, the more we can help the people we care for achieve their personal best too.

Here, you'll join a strong, supportive team in helping young people with complex needs. It's challenging yet highly rewarding work where the little things you do every day will have life-changing results.

Whether that's in terms of helping someone to achieve their personal potential or growing our reputation as provider of the best quality behavioural health services in the UK. We already have 27 Ofsted 'Outstanding Provider' Awards, join us and together we can achieve more.

Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.

Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time."