Residential Worker (7242)

Action for Children

Salary: £26,200 per annum plus Sleep In Allowance

Perks: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, up to 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our career's portal

Contract/Hours: Permanent Full-Time hours 37 hours a week. Shifts times are – Term time 7am starts and finishing between 11am and 2pm, 7am to 2pm, Weekends and Holidays 7am to 2pm, and 2pm to 10pm.    Waking nights – 10pm to 8am, occasional sleep ins. Shifts are on a rota basis. Flexibility is required to be able to work shifts and 1 in 4 weekends off.

Location: Hexham, Northumberland

Closing date: Midnight on 19th May   - We may stop taking applications earlier than advertised, due to the volume of applications we receive. So, don't delay submitting your application for consideration!

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know…. 

About Us 

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives. 

About the Role: 

Monksfield provides care and support to children aged 6-17 years with moderate to severe learning and or complex health and physical disabilities, consisting of two units. Acorn provides 5 short break beds and Adlin House is a 4-bedded long-stay Childrens Homes in Hexham run by Action for Children. We are a highly motivated and supportive team, providing care, encouragement and support to the children who live within Adlin House. Ofsted rated the service provided to disabled children and families as “Good', and we are focused on working towards achieving ‘Outstanding'

You will help our team provide a safe, stimulating, fun and caring environment, supporting the children with household tasks and all aspects of their care. You'll also attend training, team meetings and supervision during the day on the one- day shift per month.

What you will be doing:

-Supporting children to achieve positive outcomes for their future.

-Providing a safe environment for them to enjoy time with their friends

-Giving families the break, they need to continue supporting their amazing children.

-Assisting the children in all aspects of their care and supporting their health and wellbeing.

-Supporting children and young people in their personal care, administration of medication and clinical procedures in line with the services policies and procedures.

-Contributing to the development and evaluation of care plans and risk assessments as part of link worker role.

-Promoting communication and participation throughout the service.

-Attending meetings/reviews with other care professionals to promote person – centred care.

-Ensuring safeguarding practices are in place.

Our job description for the Residential Worker outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are: 

-Leadership skills and ability to run a shift and work well as part of a team

-Excellent communication skills. 

-Be caring and compassionate.

-Safeguarding knowledge.

-Proactive and motivated.

-Flexibility in working shift patterns and for the needs of the service.

-Commitment to the children in helping them achieve and to Action for Children.

-Experience of working with children.

-That you must possess Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent to be achieved within 2 years of taking up the post, funded by Action for Children.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.  We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone.

We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves. 

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. 

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.  

Application Process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip... Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Satement.

Talent Pool: We'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up but do let us know if you'd rather we didn't.  

Contact: Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743 or email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk who will be happy to support with your application. 

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Corbridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, England, NE46 1UY
  • Salary:
    £26,200 per annum
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    13 July 2022
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