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Assistant Residential Worker (3818)

Kenilworth/Warwickshire
£18,600 Pro-Rata
20Hours – Part-Time – Waking Nights (Rolling rota)

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

The role

Warwickshire Disability is a registered Children's Home offering residential overnight short breaks for children and young people with severe learning disabilities and complex needs. With a homely welcoming environment which makes the children feel safe which allows them to 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. 

As an Assistant Residential Worker, you will help our team provide a safe and caring environment, supporting the children and young adults with household tasks and all aspects of their care.


You will make a difference by:

- Working individually and as part of a team to provide responsive, high quality and person centred care to children, young people and their families.

- Monitoring children and young people overnight during their stay.

- Providing personal care, administering medication and carrying out clinical procedures.

- Building and maintaining professional working relationships and providing emotional, social and practical support to young people who can display challenging emotional and social difficulties.

- Ensuring that the views and needs of children and young people are heard and responded to by promoting communication and participation.

- Contributing to the development and evaluation of care plans.

- Recording observations and maintaining up to date files.

- Promoting independence and Equality & Diversity throughout the service.


You will need

- Relevant qualification in Social Care to at least Level 3 or a willingness to undertake relevant qualification within one year of being appointed.

- Experience in the provision of services for disabled children, young people or adults.

- An awareness of the Children's Home Regulations including Quality Standards, legal frameworks relating to children and young people and application of Health & Safety legislation.

- A caring and resilient nature with commitment to improving young people's lives.

- Welcoming personality with the ability to relate to children.

- Ability to work well as part of a team and adjust to changing priorities.

- A real compassionate and positive attitude is a MUST.

 

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.

Rewards

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 Machaela Huggins on 07776 659 803 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk

Applications closing date: 8th July 2020

Interview dates either 13th or 16th July 2020

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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Location
Warwickshire Disability
87 Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1FN
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  • Circa:
    £18,600
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    8 July 2020
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