Senior Residential Care Worker
Location: Reddish & Cheadle Hulme | Salary: £21,346.00 (With additional sleep in payments)
Senior Residential Support Worker
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Grade Grade 2, Pt 7Starting Salary £21,346.00
Location Cheadle Hulme & Reddish
Reports to Residential Home Manager
Our Children’s homes in Cheadle Hulme and Reddish are currently recruiting for a Senior Residential Support Worker. You’ll effectively and efficiently deliver the main responsibilities and key result areas within the Senior Residential Support Worker role. We’re looking for someone to ensure effective service delivery with a view to supporting the positive development of the children/young people, staff, service and organisation.
About the role
You will support children with complex mental, behavioural and learning needs aged 5 to 18 years of age, being a positive and supportive role model encouraging confidence, self-esteem and essential life skills. As part of the Senior team you will support with the leadership of an incredible residential team who work hard to empower these individuals to help them break through their barriers to take control of their lives, and experience happiness and security. Most importantly, you will ensure that they are safeguarded at all times in what can be a challenging environment. You will be part of a team that works to ensure they exceed the Children’s Homes regulations and Quality care standards in line with Ofsted Inspection frameworks.
We’re looking for an experienced Residential Support Worker who is passionate and looking to make a real difference to children’s lives.
Experience in residential child care and a Level 3 qualification in children and young people’s workforce - are essential. Experience of leading shifts, key work, completion of monthly written reports and the ability to mentor/coach the team and the requirement to attend meeting of for and behalf of the children and parents. Having a good knowledge and understanding around the needs of looked after children particularly those with autism and learning disabilities is also a distinct advantage.
As the team provide 24/7 support, you will need to be flexible and willing to work shifts on a rota basis over a day 7 period, due to the nature of this role you will be required to take part in sleep over shifts, these are paid in addition to the 37.5 hours at a rate of £62.64 and are not included in the 37.5 hours advertised.
You must be over 21 years of age to apply for this role due to the age range of the young people in the service. (These roles are exempt from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulation 2006).
You'll get to help the people we support celebrate along the road to a brighter future. And, be part of an incredible team of like-minded peers. Together we work hard, laugh a lot, and support each other. We also have a range of rewards and benefits for our staff:
25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays. Pro rated for part time roles) rising to 27 days after 5 years and 30 days after 10 years.
A company pension plan with 7% employer contribution
Opportunity to purchase a health plan to claim towards therapy, dental and more
Unlimited access to our employee assistance programme for advice and support
Support from mental health first aiders
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