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Children&;S Residential Support Worker

Wrecclesham, Surrey
£26,000 to £28,500
Job Type
19 Jul 2022
We are looking to hire an experienced Children's residential support worker for our small two bedroom home based in Farnham, on the Surrey and Hampshire borders.

Are you passionate about working with vulnerable children and helping to shape their future?

Would you get job satisfaction from helping a young person thrive?

Are you interested in working for a company that offers regular supervision, career progression and exciting training?

Do you enjoy coming up with ideas and taking young people on activities?

Are you a team player and enjoy a challenge?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Cherry Blossom, is based in Farnham, and is rated Good by Ofsted. This is a small two bedroom home in a lovely neighbourhood. We work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We provide a safe and therapeutic space for our young people to better understand themselves, their past and build confidence to focus on the future.

Cameron & Cooper Limited is an innovative provider of specialist care, support and education to some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK, working closely with local authority partners to enable our young people to thrive, achieve independence and live more fulfilling lives. Our services include Cherry Blossom, The Beech House, The Beech House School and Willow Lodge with plans to open further homes.

You will be working within a team in order to provide a safe and secure home for young people aged between 10 and 18. Promoting a caring environment which provides children and young people with a high standard of specialised care, meeting individual needs and ensuring everyone is treated with respect and dignity and rights to privacy, independence and choices are met. This role will be responsible for being a shift leader and a key worker to one young person placed at Cherry Blossom. Therefore, you will be a positive role model to both young people and staff, which requires a good work ethic, integrity, openness and an ability to set firm boundaries with a caring approach.

We are looking for:

A passionate and caring person

Energetic, resilient and fun

. Someone who enjoys a challenge

Compassionate and empathetic

Inclusive and transparent

.Team player

Job Responsibilities:

Ensuring a firm, caring, consistent, well ordered environment is maintained at all times.

Shift leading and supervising the support workers

Key working, and care planning

Working in line with childrens risk assessment and behaviour support plans

To actively promote and participate in care planning, developing risk assessments, behaviour management and to attend regular team meetings.

Taking children and young people on a range of activities and demonstrating positive role modelling.

Working as part of a team to provide a programme of evening and weekend activities for children and young people

Promoting the social and emotional well-being and development of children and young people and to consistently strive to further develop these skills.

Liaising with other staff, professionals, parents and carers as necessary and maintaining high levels of professionalism at all times.

Undertaking any administrative tasks linked to the care of children and young people e.g. keeping appropriate records, making reports as required by the home and any regulatory bodies.

To maintain a log of all accidents, incidents, or physical intervention and to challenge suspected inappropriate practice according to policies and procedures.

Keeping up to date with the home s policies and good safeguarding practise

Ideally we are looking for someone with a childcare, youth work or residential care background. We provide a comprehensive induction and on-going training so are willing to invest in someone s development.

If you have an NVQ level 3 in child workforce that is a bonus, if you not you must be willing to do this in your first year of employment with us.

All staff would need to hold a full UK driving licence due to the nature of the work and the location of the home.

Please note Cameron & Cooper Limited are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Cameron & Cooper Limited is an equal opportunities employer
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  • Job Reference: 661978961-2
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Cameron Mcinnes
    Cameron Mcinnes
  • Location: Wrecclesham, Surrey
  • Salary: £26,000 to £28,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus annual bonus and overtime
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent