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Children Residential Worker

  • Job reference: JM220620CRW
  • Location: Yaxley, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: We are currently recruiting for Children Residential Worker. This is at Cherry Lodge who provides care and support for children between ages of 5 and 19. These young people have complex disabilities, health needs and learning difficulties. In addition to learning difficulties they may have autism and challenging behaviours, which might require physical interventions, so previous experience is essential.

Main Duties
1.Act as a keyworker for particular child/children under supervision including befriending, advising and acting as an advocate, so as to ensure that they receive appropriate levels and standards of individual care and support.
2.Maintain standards of recognised good practice at all times when dealing with children and young people by establishing purposeful and constructive relationships and appropriate role modelling so as to assist with the development of their life and social skills and age-appropriate independence.
3.Work in line with Departmental procedures, unit policies and legislative frameworks.
4.Take appropriate action to ensure that care plans are designed, implemented and reviewed, so that children's behaviour is managed, their health, social and emotional development is monitored and appropriate opportunities are made available to assist with cultural/spiritual needs.
5.Communicate and engage with children so that their stay in the unit is purposeful and enjoyable.
6.Assist with the induction of new staff by providing them with work shadowing opportunities and contribute towards the evolution of good practice by supporting new staff, so that they can acquire the basic skills of their roles in a systematic way.
7.Maintain and produce required records and files, attend and contribute towards reviews, case conferences and planning meetings and assist with routine administration, so as to help ensure that the Home has efficient systems. Produce reports as required.
8.Take responsibility for personal development including participating in and contributing to supervision/appraisals as well undertaking a comprehensive training programme.
9.Take occasional responsibility for defined aspects of the daily running of the Home as delegated by a senior member of staff or manager, so as to ensure that at all times a designated person is in a position to take necessary decisions.

Why work with Service Care Solutions?
* A DBS from within the last 12 months
* Applications are invited from those with a care background.
* We will need 2 references
* A Car driver is essential

* Opportunity to work for a prestigious organisation
* Excellent career progression opportunities
* Competitive rates of pay
* Full further training programs will be provided

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including:

* Excellent rates of pay
* Payroll service twice a week
* A contractor Loyalty scheme with various bonuses offered
* Free registration and Free DBS

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Josh at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email
Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!