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Chrildren's Residential Support Worker

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    Up to £27803 per annum + Generous holiday and many more

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    Samuel Nichols

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    30 days ago

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Job Description

Children's Residential Support Worker
Company: Durham County Council
Location: Durham
Salary: £27,803
Hours: Rotating Weekday shifts are Monday-Friday 7.30 am-2.45 pm Monday-Friday 2.15 pm-11 pm. Fortnightly weekend shifts will be: Saturdays 8am-1.15pm and Sundays 1.15pm-11pm, Saturdays 1.15pm-11pm and Sunday 8am-1.15pm

Are you looking for a new role that will give you variety and a sense of achievement?
Are you looking for a flexible and rewarding community-based care support role helping to change young people`s lives? If YES, I want to hear from YOU today!

Brook Street Social Care presents this exciting career opportunity to work with one of our clients in Aycliffe Centre in Durham.

This role is working within a secure children`s home, providing high-quality, specialist accommodation for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. The centre houses vulnerable young people, many of whom have complex problems and need intensive support to help them turn their lives around.

Salary and Benefits
For your hard work and commitment, you will be paid a salary of £27,803, and a very desirable employee package which includes; Durham County Council Pension - Contributory career average salary pension scheme; Paid annual leave - 26 days holidays per year (plus bank holidays) increasing to 31 after five years continuous local government service; Provide patient care - Provide care, safety, and welfare for patients; Dedicated training- Full training and induction to support your patient care journey; Discounts and schemes - Discounted gym membership, up to 20% off the Dell range of IT products and Car Purchase Scheme; Relocation package - If you move house in order to join, we may be able to offer you an attractive relocation package (If appropriate, details will be discussed at interview); Employee Assist Scheme; Allowances: £1,390(5%) secure unit allowance or £646 (2.5%) Maple House (based on the starting grade) - payable monthly on start of employment, £2,880Enhanced pay rate for unsociable hours (based on normal working pattern, 23 hours per fortnight at enhance rate of pay) - payable monthly, one month in arrears, £1,791 Sleep-in allowance (based on the average of two per month) - payable monthly, one month in arrears

Overview of the role
Act as a `keyworker` for young people and be a role model with a socially desired behaviour
Engage, stimulate and appropriately challenge
To safeguard and provide consistency and stability
To provide advocacy and act with sensitivity
Administer medication where needed
Maintain adequate records and undertake site risk assessments
Write reports and care planning documentation with the use of IT skills
Provide stimulating educational and physical activities
Possess knowledge of the standards within Children`s Homes Regulations 2015

A passion for care as well as following compassion in practice
Verbal communication skills to ensure information is shared seamlessly
The ability to work effectively as part of a team
The ability to remain calm and manage challenging situations is imperative
The ability to build rapport quickly and work compassionately with our young people
A flexible and enthusiastic "can do" approach to work

Is your current role related?
Criminal Justice, Police, Prison & Probation, Children & Young People's services - if you work with ex-offenders, or supporting those at risk of re-offending, or if you work with young people or young adults who have experience of gang violence, or are care leavers, please do apply!

All applications must be accompanied with an up-to-date CV. If successful, you will be required to have a current DBS on the update service, eligibility of right to work, and your start date will be subject to sufficient references.

If you want to help make a difference to service users, and also your career, click 'apply now'. Or for more information and an informal chat, call Samuel, on 01214808217

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