Residential Support Worker

Full Time
£31,895 - £32,798 a year
Posted 19 days ago
Job description
Job title Residential Support Worker - Kendal PL1636e Job reference REQ00000014006 Date posted 13/07/2022 Application closing date 21/08/2022 Location KENDAL Salary Blank Package Blank Contractual hours Blank Basis Blank Job category/type OTHER Attachments Blank Job description

Residential Support Worker - Kendal

Salary: £28,226 - £29,174

The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role.

Hours: 37 hours

Workbase: Oak Tree Children’s Homes, Kendal

Contract Details: Permanent

Are you looking for a role where you can really make a difference to the life of a young person?

We are looking for a Residential Support Worker to join our team, working to provide a high-quality service to children and young people within the Looked After system. In this role, you will work as part of a wider team to assess each child and young person's needs, implementing individual care plans/programmes, and providing a level of supervision and support.

About the role

This is a highly rewarding role that can be challenging at times, you will need to be confident, self-motivated, and really want to make a difference. You will get the chance to build close relationships with the young people in our home, supporting them to have their voice heard in all aspects of their care planning and experience of living in the home. You will actively encourage them to connect with the communities around them, while helping them to keep their independence. This role requires the ability to work with challenging situations and behaviours displayed by young people, with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The right candidates will be caring, compassionate and committed, with the skills to assess each young person’s needs to create individual care plans.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone with experience working with children and young people, ideally within a residential setting. You will also already have achieved a minimum Level 3 in Residential Childcare or be willing to work towards this qualification. A good knowledge and understanding around managing challenging behaviours would also be key to this role and well as being an exceptional communicator, able to build key relationships with both the children and young people, and their families. We need someone who can be flexible, and works well as part of a close, and incredibly supportive team. If this is the kind of rewarding career move you are looking for, please apply today!

To Apply

To apply to join our service please complete the attached application form (press the 'Apply Now' button). If shortlisted we will contact you directly, you will then be invited to a virtual interview.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact [email protected]

Interview information

Closing date: 21/08/2022

Interview date: w/c 05/09/2022

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children.

We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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