Residential Support Worker - Harmful Sexual Behaviour HREX90882

Stockport, Greater Manchester
£16,879 - £19,867 (plus sleep in payments)
04 Nov 2019
02 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

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

We have two specialist HSB (harmful sexual behaviour) residential children’s homes. We are now looking to recruit a number of residential staff to work at our services based in Reddish and Heaton Moor, Stockport, we have full time and part time opportunities available. 

As our Residential Support Worker…

You will support young people aged from 8 to 18 years of age, being a positive and supportive role model. We offer a specialist service for those young people who present with inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviour. You will become part of a team that works in a therapeutic and nurturing environment focusing on a child centered approach. You will support safe social integration and offer a non-judgmental attitude to your daily work. Our specialist teams within these homes have an outstanding track record in achieving longstanding positive outcomes for these young people. We implement the strengths based Good Lives Model of Offender Rehabilitation as well working to a specific safeguarding policy.

Residential Support Workers will be actively involved working closely with families and other professionals around the children we support including education staff, healthcare professionals and attending healthcare appointments. You will communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and be responsible for administration of medication, daily reporting and encouragement of personal care and hygiene. 

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 internal team and the teams within the wider trust.

About You...

You are caring, passionate, positive, professional and supportive – looking to make a real difference in children and young people’s lives. Experience is preferable within HSB 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. 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. 

As the team provide 24/7 support, you will need to be flexible and willing to work shifts on a rota basis over a day 7 period, due to the nature of this role you will be required to take part in a maximum of 2 sleep over shifts per week, these are paid in addition to the 37.5 hours at a rate of £62.64 and are not included in the 37.5 hours advertised.

Candidates with a full, clean driving license are encouraged to apply. You must be over 22 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.

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