Residential Care Worker, Essex
Are you looking for a new career? Are you a caring and compassionate person with the need to help children and young people? Are you looking for a great team and company to grow with? If the answer to these questions is yes then this might be the job for you!
The working day can be very unpredictable and you could find yourself spending the entire morning organising activities and the afternoon providing 1:1 support. No two days are the same. The right type of person needs to be flexible, adaptable and to be able to read situations and help our young people make positive choices.
We are recruiting for a Residential Care Workers for our home within Essex:
Working on a rota basis.
Establishing relationships which young people perceive to be positive, warm and rewarding
Providing advice, assistance and support to enable young people to address past and present difficulties
Providing emotional support at times of difficulty or stress
Being ambitious for young people, helping them achieve their goals and optimise their potential
Providing support for young people in their education
Keeping accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings as directed by the line manager
Empowering young people and facilitating their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future
Acting as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion
Encouraging the young person to develop links with the community, attend off-site activities and expand their personal social network
Meeting the needs of the Children and Young People, organising and facilitating Social Activities (out of school), maintaining the home (laundry, cooking, cleaning shopping etc.
You must be over 21 years old
Full UK driving licence is preferable.
No experience necessary, just a commitment & passion for working with young people
11.52 per hour, 32 -40 hours a week
Sleep ins incur an uplift of £30 per shift on your salary
DBS paid for
Full induction & training provided