We are currently seeking Residential Support Workers to join our Children’s Services team! Working within our Children with Disabilities home. You will be a role model and mentor and play a key part in the support system for children who have experienced significant trauma. You’ll play a vital role in helping them build healthy relationships and discover the benefits of education. It’s tough, it’s challenging but it’s incredibly rewarding.

We will look to you to plan and provide child-centred cultural, physical, play and recreational activities. Think creatively about and contribute to effective care planning. Provide appropriate therapeutic relationships with the children and develop your understanding of therapeutic childcare practice. You will monitor the care and treatment of your assigned children within the household. We work to a flexible working rota 365 days of the year including long days, sleep shifts, waking nights. We’ll care for you too You’re not just part of a team, your part of our family. Support echoes through every part of our community, and your colleagues are always here to lend a hand or share a smile.

We also offer the following benefits to make your journey with us even more rewarding:

Sleep-in allowances which mean you could earn up to £4k more annually.

Paid overtime (based on operational requirements)

Generous annual leave in addition to bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually

A comprehensive range of informal and formal wellbeing support.

Excellent employer contribution pension

Access to Viv up employee benefits

Access to electric car lease scheme. Access to a wide range of training, learning and development

A full induction programme including 80 hours shadowing period, induction booklet and regular supervision/probation

Salary benefits include double time for bank holidays, time, and a half for Sunday hours, 0.33 extra for waking nights, £87.54 for a sleep plus 9% for overtime.

Sick pay

Free flu jabs

What’s more, we’re deeply invested in your professional growth and development.

As part of your role, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a fully accredited and funded Diploma for residential care level3/4.

About you we’re looking for someone who embodies resilience, empathy, and a deep commitment to making a positive impact. Someone who can believe in the untapped potential of these children when others have given up. Drawing on your life experiences, you can provide valuable guidance and support to help them thrive. You’ll also need staff to have a willingness to work towards or hold the recognised NVQ 4 or QCF diploma in working with children and young people in Residential care, or equivalent relevant Children’s Residential work.

Staff have a willingness to complete or to hold:

Recognised HSC 375 medication or equivalent or desire to undertake further education / training

Training or qualifications that demonstrate a clear ability to communicate effectively and think critically

A valid and full UK driving licence

The legal right to live and work in the UK About the Middlesbrough Council Children’s residential services At Middlesbrough Council we are passionate about the children of Middlesbrough.

We believe that with support and opportunities, children can overcome challenges and shape their future. We see their untold stories, possibilities, dreams, and untapped potential and we believe in their ability to rewrite their destiny.

Check out the role overview below If you are confident you have got the right skills and experience, apply today.

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Salary: £25,119 – 27,803

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