Residential Support Worker

Recruiter
Safehands Recruitment Limited
Location
Oakengates
Salary
£16,665 per annum
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference?

An exciting position has risen at a prestigious client based in the Telford area. You will be working as part of a large community of specialised workers where training and development is provided. You will support children age 8-18 with a range of emotional behavioral disorders and challenging behaviours within a spacious residential site.

This is a permanent full time contract, paying £16,665 plus Sleep in allowance.

With an extensive training package on offer and competitive salary, this is the perfect opportunity and provides room for progression.

Responsibilities of Residential Support Worker:

• Assisting clients with all aspects of personal care, promoting self-help and independence in line with care plans

• Assisting the administration of medication

• Supporting the clients' education including attending school and completing homework

• Assisting with domestic duties

• Working closely with teaching staff, social workers and external professionals in a professional manner

• Supporting clients to access the community

• Managing challenging behaviour in a safe and effective manner

• Undertake regular sleep in duties

• Participate in regular review meetings and risk assessments

• Attend and contribute to team meetings

• Managing challenging behaviour in a safe and effective manner

• To maintain knowledge and operate within current legislation and company policies and procedures

• Promote in dependence and develop a trusting relationship with the clients

• Maintain confidentiality at all times

• Report any concerns that may indicate safety and well-being is being compromised

• To undertake all mandatory training in line with company policies and procedures

Person Specification for Residential Support Worker:

• Due to the location of the business and shift patterns, all applicants must hold a full driving license held for a minimum of 3 years

• You must be flexible with shift patterns

• You will be confident and competent when support clients with challenging behaviour

• Training to NVQ standard would be advantageous but not essential as training is provided

• Experience within a Health and Social Care would be advantageous but not essential

• All applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and 5 years referencing

Additional information:

•A competitive salary

•Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

•Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•A generous annual leave entitlement

•Online benefits and cashback rewards

•Cycle to work scheme

•Just Drive scheme

•SMART Childcare Vouchers

•SMART Pension option

If this exciting opportunity is of interest to yourself please apply immediately or call Matt Grech on , alternatively email