Residential Support Workers (Casual)
Job description Post Ref : CC479 An exciting new career opportunity has arisen to join our team of residential support staff with Calderdale Council.
You will be working within Children and Young People’s Services, caring for young people across our children’s home’s with highly qualified teams as well as our outreach service which supports young people who are still living at home which focuses on supporting the family to stay together, preventing family breakdown.
Calderdale not only provides high standards of care for young people but priodes itself on innovation, the continual development of holistic child care in establishing security, aspiration and a clear focus for permanency.
This role provides an exciting opportunity for motivated, passionate, invested, open minded and adaptable individuals capable of working to a high standard, under pressure and contributing to a fast paced dynamic evolving service that is focused on making a positive difference, sincerely invested in being the difference for young people and offering thee best deal.
We are looking to appoint Casual Residential Support Workers to assist in supporting young people with their emotional, physical, social, education and leisure needs, as well as becoming a positive role model working part of a team in supporting & caring for our young people.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate at multiple levels and build positive relationships with young people, working in close support with other team members, families and other professionals.
There will be an opportunity to work in a variety of settings which include Residential Childrens Homes, Short Breaks Disability and Outreach Service.
Due to the nature of the work, it is a legislative requirement that there be a five year gap between the oldest child on site and youngest member of staff.
Due to this restriction applications will be considered from those aged 21 or over. You will also need to have IT skills to be able to maintain records and have a flexible approach and be available to cover shifts including evenings, weekends and school and public holidays.
Applicants should refer to the Person Specification and demonstrate they can meet the criteria when completing the application form.