Sessional Children’s Residential Support Workers

Location
Willenhall, Wolverhampton
Salary
£9.00 per hour Additional allowance £30 per sleep-in
Posted
04 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019
Ref
12685
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Contract

Sessional Children’s Residential Support Workers

£9.00 per hour

Additional allowance £30 per sleep-in

Variable hours (24 hours rota)

Willenhall, WV13

About Us

St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people and we are proud of our history for providing fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative housing and support services across the UK & Isle of Man. Children and young people are at the centre of everything we do and we use evidence based practice to deliver services valued by them. If you work for St Christopher`s Fellowship you will travel with children and young people on their life journey and have the opportunity to make an impact on their lives.

We are recruiting for Children’s Residential Workers Carebank workers to join our existing staff team across our services in West Midlands, Sandwell and Willenhall. We are looking for individuals who can positively engage with young people and who are passionate about improving their life chances, no matter how challenging the circumstances.

Our core values are at the heart of everything we do at St Christopher’s: Care, respect, professionalism, flexibility, honesty and creativity. We genuinely believe every person matters and has the potential to achieve - we create that environment to support this.

We have now a fantastic opportunity for you to make a difference to vulnerable young people.

With 24 hour rotas, the work can include weekends, bank holidays, early and late shifts, sleep-ins and waking nights.  You will need to possess strong communication skills and the ability to function effectively within diverse teams.

To apply you will have:

  • The ability to build genuine and trusting relationships and real passion for working with children
  • The resilience to cope with challenging behaviour and circumstances
  • The ability to motivate young people and encourage their independence
  • High personal and professional standards
  • Flexibility to work shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays

Recruitment Process

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Please when submitting your application, let us know why you would like to work with us and what experience you will bring to the role.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please visit the website

Next Assessment Day: 16th July 2019

We advise to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this opportunity might be filled before the stated closing date.

St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community as well as applications from candidates with care experience or experience of being a care leaver.