Assistant Residentail Worker (3417)


Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Job type: Permanent, Part-Time,18.5 hours per week based on a shift basis

Salary: c £18,400 per annum, pro rata (£9.53 per hour)

 How we work?

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 370,000 children, young people and families. 

Warwickshire Disability is a registered Children's Home offering residential overnight short breaks for children and young people aged between 6 and 18 with severe learning disabilities and complex needs.  Our extremely dedicated and professional staff teamwork in a sensitive and caring way to support disabled children to remain living with their families.

We offer a homely welcoming environment, which makes children feel safe and where they can have fun enjoying different activities.   Our aim is to provide positive, life enhancing experiences, and the staff team are committed to putting children at the heart of everything we do.  They also develop positive relationships with families and other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for the children and young people that we work with.  Our rota is given 1 month in advance and will include a combination of late, early and weekend shifts that will also include working during school holidays.

 How you'll make a difference?

  • You will be part of a team who provide individual support and effective communication with the young people and their families. You and the team will achieve this together
  • By proving person centred care that supports agreed outcomes as directed by their individual care plan and contributing to the development of these plans
  • By supporting the children and young people with their personal care
  • By supporting the children & young people to access a range of fun, stimulating, educational and beneficial activities both inside the centre and externally
  • By helping the children and young people with their communication skills with each other as well as helping them to learn how to interact with others in a safe and positive way.
  • Key worker responsibility to dedicated children, creating care plans, undertaking risk assessments and liaising with their families

 What you'll need?

  • Relevant qualification in Social Care – at least Level 3 or willingness to undertake relevant qualification within one year of being appointed
  • Experience in the provision of services for children and young people or adults
  • Experience in safeguarding, disabled children and young people / adults
  • An awareness of   the Children's Home Regulations including the Quality Standards
  • An awareness of the legal framework relating to Children and Young people
  • An awareness of the application of Health and Safety Legislation
  • Skills in identifying risks
  • Skills of effective communication
  • Demonstrates an ability to work in an open an honest manner
  • Driver – is desirable

 How we reward you?

  • Paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days (pro-rata) plus public/bank holidays
  • We support you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages
  • We have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions, which includes a death in service benefit.

For more information please contact Machaela on: collette.fraser@actionforchildren.org.uk and quote reference number 3417

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

Closing date: Fri 28th February 2020

Interviews: Planned for 12th and 13th March 2020

 We look forward to your application.



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Warwickshire Disability
87 Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1FN
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    28 February 2020
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