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Childrens Residential Support Worker

  • Job reference: CSH710
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Children
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Job description: My client, a highly respected organisation, who provide residential care and education for children and young people with mental health, challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and complex needs with associated challenging behaviour, are looking for highly experienced Children's Residential Support Workers for their residential school in central Preston;

The ideal candidate will have previous knowledge and come from a background of working in a variety of residential settings, working with a wide range of young people. Candidates who have their NVQ Level 3 qualification would be highly advantageous, although not essential providing that you have worked with children and young people with EBD.
The candidate must be a car driver and all applicants, as per the request of the client, must be ages 21 or above.

As a CRW, you will have the mind-set and desire to secure a safe outcome for all children and young people within the school, be passionate about improving the life chances of young people, be able to encourage their independence and have the resilience and drive to motivate them to achieve success. Your main responsibilities will be:

*Promoting a warm and accepting atmosphere, where the care and safety of the young people is paramount and contributing towards the maintenance of a positive, safe and homely environment
*Working proactively within the daily routine to include day to day parenting responsibilities such as domestic chores, cooking, shopping, registering the young children with the local doctors/dentists, supporting them with homework and participate in activities
*Liaising with agencies, education providers, parents and social workers to effectively fulfil the responsibility of parenting, ensuring the maintenance of family contact where appropriate
*Dealing with a change of environment as the nature of the work will result in children and young people coming and going and being able to respond proactively, calmly, positively and appropriately to emergency situations, following agreed home and local procedures
*Adhere to all relevant aspects of legislation, regulation, standards, home policies and procedures and develop your own understanding of the practices
*Ensuring the safe storage of medication is in line with home policy and procedure
*Undertaking appropriate training and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing training

The successful candidates must have the ability to engage with young people and to understand and prioritise their needs, have the resilience to cope with challenging behaviour and be able to be a positive role model and have a positive and strong character and be pro-active regarding the safeguarding of the children and young people.

The starting salary of this role is £18,000 with uplift for sleep in duties. All staff are provided with induction training including to shadow shifts with various staff members and young people.

If you would be interested in this fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in the life of the children and young people and join this growing and respected establishment, please apply to Carly Harrison at Service Care Solutions calling me on 01772 208963 now or reply to this email with your updated CV!