Job Title: Residential Youth Worker
Salary: £23,400 - £24,750 (inclusive of 10 sleep ins per month) based on 150 hours* per month contract *this is to promote a healthier work life balance; many other care companies have 173 hours per month contracts.
Shifts: 2 on and 4 off rota pattern including 2 sleep ins
Who we are: We are a residential provider for children and young people based in Crewe, Cheshire. They provide care and support to young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and learning disabilities and are committed to providing bespoke, individualised care at the highest level. Whether you are experienced in the care sector and looking for a change, looking for an exciting opportunity, or if you are looking for a new and rewarding career, then we would love to hear from you! We are seeking passionate, motivated, and nurturing individuals to join our team. It is not essential for applicants to have previous experience however you will need to be confident, nurturing, active and reliable.
In the role you will: Create a safe, warm, and caring home environment for our children and young people. Form effective relationships with our children and young people, help them to develop life skills and encourage educational development. Support our young people in daily activities such as attending schools, cleaning, shopping, family contact, community activities and holidays. Ensure all records and documentation are accurately recorded. All Residential Support Workers are required support and contribute to the smooth day to day running of the home.
Requirements for the role
Essential: High personal and professional standards Excellent communication skills Ability to work as part of a dedicated and nurturing team Ability to work alone and use initiative Compassionate and respectful Good timekeeping Basic IT skills Driving Licence
Desirable: Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent Experience of working with Children and Young People in a residential setting Awareness of issues facing young people such as bullying, gangs and exploitation Knowledge of relevant laws and procedures relating to safeguarding children Due to the nature of the role and transporting our young people, you must hold a full UK driving licence and have business use insurance. Homes For Support are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).