Residential Childcare Worker
£20,300 to £22,000
Care for young people aged 11-19 who have been diagnosed with Autism and may have accompanying learning disabilities, behavioural problems or medical conditions.
You will be required to work on a rolling shift pattern of 2 days on followed by 2 days off. The rota will include weekends and bank holidays. During these hours you will be required to assist with any problems or personal care needs the young people may have. This will include being responsible for safeguarding the young people and ensuring they are all safe, comfortable and healthy.
Other duties include liaising with other staff, working to agreed care plans and keeping the home clean and tidy.
Who are we looking for?
Responsible, friendly and caring individuals who have a passion for caring for and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. It will be a challenging yet rewarding role with the opportunity to see the young people progress and develop over time. An NVQ 3 in health and social care or relevant experience is essential. We also need someone who can work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.
• Provide a safe, caring and healthy environment where children can thrive and develop independence
• ensure that the children are involved in as many aspects of their care as possible
• encourage the children to ‘have a voice’ and to make their views and ideas known so that they can be taken on board
• ensure that each child is treated as an individual so that they have a clear sense of their own identity
• promote and celebrate diversity
• provide a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities that meet the individual needs of the children
• Safeguard all young people in the estate and support them with their individual needs
• Support and develop the mental and physical health and wellbeing of individuals within the service
• Help improve the standard of living and confidence of every child and young adult.
• Integrate into the supportive team
• To record a log, details of incidents etc., as required by procedure
• Liaise with other staff with the best interests of the young people in mind
• Ensure that no unauthorised persons enter the building during the period of duty
• Be prepared in the case of a fire and act appropriately
• You must be available to work the shifts required
• You must have the desire to work with our young people and complete the required training.
• You must have an NVQ3 in Health and Social care or equivalent or have relevant experience.