We are looking for a Senior Residential Worker to join our long stay children home for children with disabilities.

You’ll 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’ll look to you to:

Plan and provide child-centred cultural, physical, play and recreational activities.

Lead and support a dedicated team whilst working with young people have experience and knowledge of working with children or adults with learning disabilities.

Think creatively about and contribute to effective care planning.

Provide appropriate therapeutic relationships with the children.

Develop your understanding of therapeutic childcare practice.

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.

About You

We’re looking for someone who embodies resilience, empathy, and a deep a commitment to making a positive impact. Someone who has knowledge and background with working with children or adults with learning disabilities.

Whilst who can believe in the untapped potential of these children and been creative in supporting children to meet their potential. Drawing on your life experiences, you can provide valuable guidance and support to help them thrive.

You’ll also need:

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.

A willingness to complete or to hold the recognised HSC 375 medication or equivalent.

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.

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.

Holly Lodge Children’s Home offers care for children aged 8 – 18 who may have autism spectrum disorder or other learning disabilities. If you believe that you have the experience and expertise required to succeed in this role, please apply.

Middlesbrough Council is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The above role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Salary: £28,770 – £30,296 (plus double time for bank holidays, time and a half for Sunday hours, 0.33 extra for waking nights, £84 for sleep plus 9% for overtime)

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