Assistant Residential Worker (3398)

Circa £17,400 per year
37 hours per week (shifts 7am-3pm and 2-10pm) will include 2 weekends per month.

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Woodland Lodge is an 8 bedded service providing short breaks to children and their families aged 8 to 18 years of age. The service supports children and young people who have various disabilities, behavioural needs and complex needs. The aim is to ensure that they provide a fun and productive day.
As an Assistant Residential Worker, it will be your responsibility to liaise with the children, young people and their families to ensure that their care is always to the best possible standard. You will also be supporting them with all aspects of their care and helping them to work on aims and goals both within Woodland Lodge and out in the community.

You will make a difference by:

- Supporting children and young people in their personal care, administration of medication and procedures in line with the services policies and procedures.
- Providing a safe and fun environment to achieve positive outcomes.
- Encouraging communication and participation across the service.
- Promoting independence and supporting 1-1 sessions with children and young people.
- Attending appointments and meetings.
- Building excellent rapports with Service Users, their families and other care professionals.
- Updating care plans and risk assessments.
- Ensuring safeguarding practices are in place.

You will need:

- Experience of working with children or young people is preferable (experience of working with children with disabilities would be an advantage) but full training is provided.
- Level 3 QCF Working with Children and Young People or equivalent is desirable, or the willingness to work towards this.
- Working of own initiative
- A positive and confident approach to engaging with the children and young people.
- The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- A flexible approach to working hours (service open seven days a week).
- A good standard of written English and the ability to make accurate notes for record keeping purposes.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
For more information, please contact Maria Sorrentino on 07917482469 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk


We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

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

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Woodland Lodge Short Breaks
Christie Drive, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6JD
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    8 July 2020
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