Children's Residential Support Worker

Employer
Better Healthcare Services
Location
Braintree, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Sep 2020

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Better Healthcare Services are a friendly, independent agency with over twenty years' experience of providing quality temporary staffing to the care sector.

At Better Healthcare, we truly believe that caring is a vocation not just a job. We understand the pressures of the role so ensure that all of our care workers are valued, respected and supported.

We are currently looking for Support Workers who want to make real difference to the lives of young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We can offer you guaranteed work with shifts that fit your lifestyle; Full-time, nights or weekends are available for suitable candidates.

You will maintain a nurturing, positive and safe living environment within the service in order to meet the needs of the children and young people. You will be alert to their needs, safety and wellbeing whilst being supportive in promoting independence.

Responsibilities include:

Participate in the development of care plans for individual children and young people.

Carry out regular observations and assessments of the children and young people.

Report writing

Use initiative to independently respond to unexpected problems or situations.

Supporting with daily skills

Cooking

Support with implementing activities

Requirements:

You will have worked in children's homes previously or have worked in the care sector.

Possess excellent people skills.

Have a passion for supporting young people with emotional behavioural difficulties.

Be able to develop and maintain good working relationships

Be able to demonstrate positive personal authority.

Have great communication skills.

Driver with own transport due to rural locations

NVQ Level 3 in children and young people - Desirable but not essential

Benefits:

Excellent rates of pay.

Weekly pay via BACS

Ongoing training and development, including opportunity to study NVQ 2 Diploma in Children and Young People if no previous qualification.

Holiday Pay

Flexible shift patterns to suit your lifestyle

Recommend a friend scheme.

Please note that all child support staff must be at least 21 years old. No person can work in a children's home unless they are at least 3 years older than the oldest child accommodated

Better Healthcare Service is an Equal Opportunities employer
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