Residential Childcare Worker

The SmartList
12 Feb 2018
22 Feb 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job DescriptionJOB TITLE: Residential Childcare Worker

LOCATION: Near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire


SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary will be £16,500 pa and could be increased dependent upon relevant qualifications.
WORKING HOURS: The hours for this post are 40 hours per week working on rota and will include weekend work. Sleep-in duties will also be a requirement of the post 
THE COMPANY: Our client is a well-established, small residential school for boys who have social, emotional and educational problems based near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
THE ROLE: The role of the Residential Childcare Worker will be to manage the day-to-day care of the boys in both their social and educational settings.
This is a full time position and the successful candidate will be taking care of children aged between 8 and 16.
Key Responsibilities of a Residential Childcare Worker to include:-

Work as part of the residential team in ensuring the efficient and effective running of the school /home.
Respond appropriately to the emotional and physical needs of young people, individually and in a group.
Provide continuity of care to young people in accordance with good child care practice.
Act as a role model to young people at all times.
Adhere to management instructions and care plans.
Organise and participate in activities.
Provide individual time and space to young people within the link worker system.
Undertake training as identified by the Manager.
Receive and participate in regular supervision sessions with the Senior Staff.
Comply with relevant policies, procedures, legislation and guidance.
Transport young people as and when required.
Attend and participate in appropriate meetings
Work on a rota system, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays
Any other duties as reasonably required by the Manager.

THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in working with vulnerable young people. You will also have the ability to form trusting, responsive relationships with them to enable them to manage the changes in their lives that they have to face. You would be working as part of a team with individual responsibilities. You will be expected to complete a probation period of six months and complete a Level 3 Diploma within 2 years.
All specialised training will be provided. A regular supervision system is in place to enable your development.
Successful candidates will be subject to enhanced checks and DBS clearance

Key experience / skills essential for the role of Residential Childcare Worker based near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Will live within a commutable distance of the Wisbech area
The candidate must hold a full UK Driving Licence.

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