CSF Residential Worker - Tadworth

Surrey County Council
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We have two positions available one full time  and one part time.

Full time Position - £21,475 per annum for 36 hours per week based on a shift / rota pattern.

Part time Position - £10,737.50 per annum for 18 hours per week based on a shift / rota pattern.

Both positions based at Applewood Childrens home is located in Tadworth, Reigate and Banstead. 

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formally known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Surrey County Council  Residential Homes can accommodate children up to 18/19 years of age. Due to legal requirements set out by the DFE national minimum standards the successful applicant is required to be at least 4 years older than our oldest accommodated child.

About the Role

Are you looking for a challenge?
Do you think you can empower young people to make positive life changes?
Are you an experienced confidential Residential Worker knowledgeable in different approaches to working with young people?
Do you have the resilience, empathy and consistency to work with some of the most marginalised young people in Surrey?

Residential Workers are a critical position within our Children’s home and have a role encompassing direct work with young people.

Surrey Residential Homes accommodate children up to 18 years of age. Our homes are inspected regularly by OFSTED and most have been judged as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ or are working towards it. We are very proud of the quality of our residential services for children in Surrey. As a result we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care.

As a Residential Worker your responsibilities will include:

•undertaking responsibility for individual children/young people in accordance with link worker/keyworker responsibility
•participating in the implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children
•maintaining good communications and continuity of work practice within the home.
•Report writing
•engaging actively in collaboration with others in the residential service in the development of effective practice for the care and containment of young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs

To be considered for this role you will have:

•an NVQ3/Diploma or equivalent In Children and Young People or be working towards its completion. If however, you do not currently hold such a qualification, due to legislative changes, all residential workers appointed after 1 April 2014 must achieve such a Level 3 qualification within 2 years of the date they start employment with Surrey
•Although experience of working in a residential setting is not essential you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of some of the complex issues many children and young people in care may have
* knowledge of child development and the effect of trauma
•awareness of the existence and effects of social disadvantage and discrimination
•aspirations to “make a difference” and a view to practice in a restorative way
•a positive, adaptable, confident, resilient and self aware approach to work
•a committed and flexible attitude, a sense of humour will also help!

You will need to be reliable and flexible; be prepared to work unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep over’s. As part of the role you will be required to transport young people in our homes vehicles.

If shortlisted for interview, you will be invited for an informal visit to the residential home prior to the formal interview process. Please contact the manager to discuss your application further, if you wish to.

Additional Information

Applewood is a 6 bedroomed short break service based in Tadworth. The team is responding to increasing demands for short breaks.

Please note we are unable to comment if your skills, abilities and experience meet the short-listing criteria prior to receipt of a full application.

Close date for applications is midnight 30th April 2017. Interview date to be advised.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.