Residential Support Worker

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10-05-2017
Residential Support Worker
Job type: Permanent
Location: Carlisle and surrounding towns
Hours: 3-5 days blocks of 24-hour shifts/sleep in
Salary: Experience dependent + Sleep in allowance
Due to recent expansion, my client is looking to recruit a team of experienced Support Workers. Working as part of a team, you will provide direct day-to-day care, direction and support to young people who are going through challenging, emotional and social difficulties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To provide an excellent standard of care for young people
  • To ensure that all aspects of a young person’s physical, emotional and social needs are met
  • Working closely with the young people towards achieving their goals
  • To lead engaging activities and encourage participation
  • To be vigilant and alert to signs of distress and ensure young people are monitored and protected
  • To act as a positive role model and to lead by example
  • To supervise contact and professional visits when required
  • To participate in household duties within the home, including laundry
Essential Criteria:
  • Minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People (or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to different situations
  • To be able to use initiative and think fast on your feet
  • To be flexible and think outside the box
  • To be able to report and record information accurately and to a high standard
  • To be personable and able to build a professional relationships with children and young people
  • The ability to make decisions in line with policies and procedures
  • A full UK driving license
  • The ability to work shifts, including weekends, evenings and sleep ins
  • To be willing to undergo any further training and to want to develop
Apply today or for more information, please call Emma on 01228 812585
NXT Recruitment
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