Residential Support Worker - Wellington, Bridgwater, Somerset
The Cambian Group
Wellington , England
9d ago

We are looking for support workers to work in one of our three homes in the Bridgwater / Wellington area. You will be located in a home on a permeant basis that is most convenient for yourself in terms of commuting and the home we believe you are most suited.

Your role as a children’s residential support worker in our CSE (Children’s Sexual Exploitation), will be to offer guidance, structure and stability to children who suffer from a cocktail of complex needs.

The age of the children in our care ranges between 11-18years old.

Salary :

Residential Care Worker- £8.30 - £9.15 per hour with £30 per sleep in

Requirements :

MUST have a full UK driving license.

NVQ level 3 Health and Social Care in Children’s and young people’s workforce - desirable not essential

Shift patterns :

They work the shifts as two on and four off; this ill work as a 16hour day followed by a sleep. You will complete two in a row and be in the work place for 48hours then be off for two days.

Week 1 : Sleep in- Sunday

Sleep in- Monday

Off- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Week 2 : Sleep in- Saturday

Sleep in- Sunday

Off- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Two month rolling)

Three staff to be on shift at any one time, therefore on day 2 of your sleep in you may have a chance of going home. It drops down to two staff on at the night.

Therefore, one of the support workers can leave at 11pm / 11.30pm if all is ok. Staffs usually take this in turns and rotate who will be leaving that night.

Meaning, 1 in every 3 double sleep-ins, you will get to go home at 11pm / 11,30pm on the second night.

Duties :

  • Transporting the children around
  • Making sure the young person in our care has taken all his medication that day
  • Helping him access education
  • Household duties
  • Paperwork
  • Days out (social events, shopping, cinema, swimming)
  • Contacts, visit, key work meeting and therapy sessions
  • Offering guidance, support and structure to their everyday lives
  • Benefits :

  • We work with a team of clinicians and can offer bespoke training and clinical supervision for staff
  • We offer Diplomas ranging from Level 3-5
  • Cambian has its own management development program that has a proven success rate
  • After 2 years of service you will receive a simply health plan (dental and opticial)
  • Benefit and high street discount scheme available to employees and also the car finance salary sacrifice scheme
  • 5.6 weeks Annual Leave
  • Overtime (when available)
  • Employee discount scheme Free parking
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Career progression and CPD Monthly Supervision
  • You will need the following skills / qualifications :

  • A passion for working with children
  • Motivated
  • Passionate about care and support
  • Excellent communication skills and a good team player
  • Engaging and fun
  • Strong determination to succeed
  • Hardworking
  • Effective leadership and Management
  • Honesty
  • A willingness to learn
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