Residential Support Worker - Children and Young People - Learning Disabilities

Location
SK8 1JE, Cheadle
Salary
£16,879 - £19,867.00 plus sleep in payments
Posted
30 May 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
HREX81607
Contract Type
Permanent

About Us

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 complex needs. We are now looking to recruit a number of residential staff to work within our specialist services. We are recruiting for day staff and waking nights and have full time and part time contracts available.

We currently have vacancies in Bolton, Gatley, Romiley, Stockport and Worsley.

As our 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 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 parents and carers, be responsible for administration of medication, daily reporting and personal care within morning and evening routines.

Importantly, you will provide a fun and nurturing environment at all times and be able to manage challenging situations and behaviour with the support of your team.

About You

You are caring, passionate and looking to make a real difference in children’s lives.

Experience is preferable but is not essential. What’s more important is the desire for a challenging and rewarding role and a genuine interest in developing your skills through the training 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. We also ask that you are willing to complete QCF Level 3 in Caring for Young People within a residential setting if you do not already hold this or an equivalent qualification. Candidates with a full, clean driving license are encouraged to apply.

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

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).

The Together Trust is committed to safeguarding and successful applicants will be required to undertake stringent recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS check.

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.