Senior Residential Support Worker (Children and Young People)
About the role
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?
Would you like to progress your Career in the Residential Care Sector?
Are you resilient, reliable and ready for a challenge?
Yes? Apply today to become a Senior Residential child care worker within one of our teams in Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire!
*Salary: £24,440 yearly
*Hours: 40 per week
About the role
This is a diverse position, you will be a corporate parent and a positive role model, helping fulfil the needs of the child and improve their lives. When you start your shift, you will receive a hand over and start your daily tasks. You could be taking the children out to the cinema, shopping, to the Zoo or you could be spending the day within the home, educating and enhancing life skills.
You will be required to complete relevant paperwork, household chores and chaperone the children on appointments and other activities. There will be occasions where you may have to administrate medication and maintain the children’s personal care.
We ensure our staff are fully trained for any situation. Therefore you will receive an induction, followed by shadow shifts and regular supervisions. Also, because you will be faced with challenging behaviour, you will be fully trained in Protecting Rights In a Caring Environment (PRICE) a de-escalation and physical intervention training course.
The salary is a base rate of £21,320 worked out at a 40 hour week at £9.25 per hour and an average of one sleep in per week (£52) plus an additional £3,120 as an average expected overtime of 25 hours per month at £9.25 per hour. This is an estimate, and the overtime hours will vary to meet the needs of the home.
Who are we looking for?
We would like you to join our family environment if you have a genuine desire to help and support children. We need you to share our aim, to try and improve their lives, to give them every chance to have better days and a better future. You must be reliable, enthusiastic and resilient as well as compassionate, understanding and friendly.
The successful candidate will have, or be working towards an NVQ Level 3 or level 3 Diploma specific to Residential Care.
Essential/ Desirable criteria
Ability to work within a 24/7 operation
Good communication and listening skills
Able and willing to partake in relevant training and on occasion be involved in physical interventions
Accurate record keeper
Good team player
Why work for us?
Be part of the UK’s independent children’s services group and receive:
Career progression opportunities
Continuous personal development opportunities
Enrich and improve the lives of our young people
An interesting and varied career
You will be paid hourly
Sleep ins are paid £52
Employee Rewards Hub
Your Wellbeing Matters
GYM and Golf Club access
A comprehensive Training program an opportunity to develop your career within a growing organization.
Free access to Legal Advice anytime for anything
NVQ3/QCF3 Working with Children and Young People's Workforce
Relevant experience of working with children and young people/challenging behaviours.
The experience of working within a children’s residential setting.
To be willing to participate in training to support the needs of the service
Residential Child Care experience (not nursery or early years)
Full UK Driving Licence
Flexibility for shift work (weekdays, weekends and sleeps)
Acorn Care Residential are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.
Keywords: support work / care worker / social work / residential care / childcare / support worker / care jobs / care home / childcare worker
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £9.25 to £10.40 /hour
Burton upon Trent, Burton-on-Trent, UK