Residential Support Worker – Learning Disabilities (Qualified)
At Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and colleges.
We have a number of specialist residential children’s homes which cater for children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs. We have permanent, short breaks and shared care homes and are currently looking to recruit in the Stockport, Bolton and Greater Manchester areas.
As our qualified Residential Support Worker…
You will support children aged 5 to 18 years of age, being a positive and supportive role model. You will encourage young people to develop confidence, self-esteem and essential life skills. As part of one of our incredible residential teams, you will work hard to empower our young people, help them break through barriers and experience happiness and hope.
As a qualified Residential Support Worker, you will plan activities, support our young people to attend therapy sessions, family contacts and healthcare appointments. You will communicate effectively with local authorities regularly, be responsible for administration of medication, daily reporting and personal care within morning and evening routines. You will be familiar with current legislation, complete reports and assessments for our young people, mentor other residential staff, liaise with local authorities and act as an advocate. You will be responsible for key working young people and leading shifts.
Most importantly, you will ensure that young people are safeguarded at all times in what can be a challenging environment.
You are caring and passionate about supporting children who have learning disabilities and other associated difficulties.
Experience of working in residential environments is essential, as is the desire for a challenging and rewarding role and a genuine interest in developing your skills through the training that we offer. As our teams provide 24/7 support, you will need to be flexible and willing to work shifts over a 7 day week on a rota basis. It is essential to hold a Level 3 qualification in caring for children and young people or equivalent. Full induction training is provided on commencement of your post, we are committed to offering career development.
Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to take part in a reasonable number of sleep in shifts in addition to the 37.5 hours
Candidates with a full, clean driving license are encouraged to apply.
You must be over 21 years of age to apply for this role due to the age range of the young people in the service. (These roles are exempt from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulation 2006).
This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.