Assistant Residential Worker

Contract | Employer - @ Action for Children - North
  • Post Date: 10 May, 2022
  • Salary: £10.16 an hour 
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Job Detail

  • Experience Experience of working with children or young peopleYears
  • Qualifications QCF 3 diploma for children and Young People's workforce social care pathway or equivalent is desirable

Job Description

Employment Type:
Contract

Job Description:

Salary: £10.16 an hour 

Perks: Paid annual leave, pension scheme, career progression, fantastic training opportunities, employee wellbeing support, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands

Contract/Hours: Casual (Flexible to suit your work/life balance).  Shift times are 7am to 3pm, 2pm to 10pm and 9.45pm to 7.45am Waking Nights.

Varied Hours – pick and choose when you work, around your study, family, retirement or home life!  

“I love working as a casual Assistant  Residential Worker – I get to build my knowledge, my experience and work with a friendly and funny bunch of people, staff and young people alike! It works around my family life and I choose when I work – what's not to like?”

Location: Hexham, Northumberland

Closing Date: Midnight on 19th May,  if we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised. 

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know…. 

About Us 

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives. 

About the Role: 

Monksfield provides care and support to children aged 6-17 years with moderate to severe learning and or complex health and physical disabilities, consisting of two units. Acorn provides 5 short break beds and Adlin House is a 4-bedded long-stay Childrens Homes in Hexham run by Action for Children. We are a highly motivated and supportive team, providing care, encouragement and support to the children who live within Adlin House. Ofsted rated the service provided to disabled children and families as “Good', and we are focused on working towards achieving ‘Outstanding'

You will help our team provide a safe, stimulating, fun and caring environment, supporting the children with household tasks and all aspects of their care. You'll also attend training, team meetings and supervision during the day on the one- day shift per month.

As an Assistant Residential Worker (Casual) you will make a difference by:

- Supporting the service, we provide to children.
Supporting young people during their short breaks stay, including medication requirements, full training is provided.
- Taking responsibility for the personal care and routines of the young people.
- Supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes.
- Being responsible for the safeguarding of young people.
- Link working with young people (managing paperwork and files).

You will need:

Experience of working with children or young people (experience working with children with disabilities would be an advantage).
- QCF 3 diploma for children and Young People's workforce social care pathway or equivalent is desirable, or the willingness to work towards this.
- Working off your own initiative. 
- A positive and confident approach to engaging with children and young people.
- The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- A flexible approach to working hours (service open seven days a week).
- A good standard of written English and the ability to make accurate notes for record-keeping purposes.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you. 

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves. 

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. 

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.  

Academic Qualification:
QCF 3 diploma for children and Young People's workforce social care pathway or equivalent is desirable

Skills:
Communication, Active Listening, Patience

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Social Worker Jobs, Fostering Jobs, Assistant Residential Worker Jobs