Residential children's worker
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Integra health care team for a Residential Children's Worker within one of our registered Children's Homes for young people with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties. The main purpose of the role will be to transform the lives of looked-after children. As a Residential Children's Worker, every day will be different, and you won't find a more rewarding career.
This entails providing supervision and support for children and young people aged 8-18. The children and young people we care for have a wide variety of needs; the role is therefore very diverse. You will therefore work in conjunction with a wide range of professionals to meet the needs and achieve positive outcomes for our young people.
The role is paid a salary of £20,592.00 for 40 hours a week. The pattern works two on four off, each shift followed by a sleep as and when required. The shift starts at 8am and finishes at 11am for the sleep in.
This role also comes with multiple Benefits in addition to a competitive salary:
- Pension Auto-enrolment
- 'Pay Care Scheme', this is a company health care benefit which gives you cash back for medical costs
- 'Perk Box', this allows the employees to get discounts or free offers on hundreds of well-known high street brands.
- Annual Leave Service Award - 1 day's extra holiday every year up to 5 years
- Long Service Bonus of £750 given after 5 continuous full-time years of employment
- NVQ Bonus when complete Level 3 (£500 in total) or Level 5 (£750 in total) in instalments, initial after completion and remainder 18 months following
- Refer a friend scheme for both qualified and unqualified
- Free meals on shift (for residential roles)
- Company pays for DBS as well as reimburses cost for update service each year
- Company reimburses staff for Social Care Wales registration each year
Essential Job Requirements:
- Provide a safe environment for the young people in our care
- Good communication skills with the ability to develop positive relationships
- Be a good team player to provide a high level of care and achieve positive outcomes
- Encourage the young people to be motivated and take part in activities, education and extracurricular activities
- Have attention to detail ensuring correct information is recorded in all paperwork
- Demonstrate a commitment to own training and development
- Be able to adapt working practice to the ethos of the home
- Have resilience, motivation and determination
- Can adapt to challenging and changing situations
- Be inclusive to all children and young people
- Be confident in using Microsoft Office including Outlook and Word, or willing to learn
- Be flexible and able to undertake shift work including weekends and sleep-ins.
- Apply for enhanced DBS disclosure and if applicable, overseas criminal records checks
- Full UK driving licence
- Diploma Level 3 qualified in Children and Young Persons Workforce or equivalent or willingness to work towards the above Level 3 qualification funded by the organisation
- Knowledge of current legislation relevant to Children's Homes
- Experience of Ofsted inspections
- Understanding of attachment and trauma in relation to young people
Residential Childcare: 1 year (preferred)