We are requiring 2 Permanent Full-Time Residential Youth Officers for a prestigious provider of children’s residential care in March. Our client is interested in interviewing both experienced and non-experienced Residential Youth Officers who have a passion and dedication to work with young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour, full training induction and annual training programme is provided to successful candidates including Team Teach, CWDC, Child Protection, Understanding Autism, Working with Self Harm and the Diploma 3 for Children and Young People are provided to the right candidates.
Position involves providing security, guidance, interaction and support to young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs within a residential setting with the intention of creating an environment that caters for a young person’s intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional needs.
You will be working with young people aged 11 to 18 who have been placed into the care system for numerous reasons with an array of disorders, behaviours and needs and therefore require individuals who have the confidence, patience and skill set to successfully work with these young people and make a positive impact on their lives.
In this role you will be part of a team to support the young person’s throughout the day with basic tasks as supporting with meal preparation, cleaning, education and shopping. You will also be required to interact with professionals such as Social Workers, Probation Officers, and Police Officers and support the young people in environments such as classrooms, courts and police stations.
A driving license is essential for this position as you will be required to drive the unit car and take the young person (s) to destinations such as family contacts, school and social activities.
If you are interested in applying for this position then please forward an updated CV along with a covering letter stating what skills you have that would make you the perfect candidate for this role.
Please be aware that the position is a 40 hour contract and you would be required to undertake sleeps at the unit.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Build strong professional relationships with the service users and other members of staff
Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for the YPs to live and for you to work
To keep up to date with all communication / information systems
Attend and take an active part in meetings as appropriate
Support YP in managing their own behaviour using approved skills
To promote equality, acknowledging individuals differences
Protect service users from any form of abuse from staff, visitors or service users
Write accurate reports for reviews and keep written records for monitoring purposes
Attend all training as required and be prepaid to achieve qualifications appropriate to role
Attend work reliably and punctually and to follow a set shift pattern
Transfer Young People using company car
Ensure you keep yourself up to date with all procedures and policy changes
Take responsible care for the health and safety of yourself and others
Undertake any other additional duties as required, which are relevant to the post
Ability to form professional relationships with young people
Ability to read and understand written work and to write clear and accurate reports
Ability to communicate clearly and easily with young people in a variety of ways
Ability to go wherever service users want to go and participate in all activities
Ability to work as directed and complete tasks reliably and to a high standard
Ability to participate in training and development
Ability to follow a work pattern and to attend work punctually and reliably
Awareness of what effective teamwork is
Awareness of the general health, safety and welfare of young people
Awareness of how young people develop and learn
Awareness of equal opportunities and discrimination are and how it can be prevented
8am – 11pm + sleep x12 a month
Successful candidates will be required to undertake a detailed induction programme and obtain an updated DBS (cost met by employer).