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|Title||Residential Youth Worker|
|Categories||Residential Children’s Worker|
Fulbridge Social Care are recruiting for full-time Children’s Residential Workers for a Private Children’s Residential Care Home in Hinckley.
You will be working within a specialist unit that supports young people aged between 13 and 17 with challenging behaviour and complex such as autism, eating disorders, sexualised behaviour, self-harm, aggressive personality and addiction, you must understand the complexities of challenging behaviour and have experience working or interacting with young people and complex needs.
Candidates must be confident, self-aware, interactive and knowledgeable of the reasons why young people are in care and understand the challenges faced on a regular basis when working within a children’s residential setting.
We are looking for ambitious individuals who have aspirations to succeed within this role and make a positive impact on a young person’s life both short-term and long-term.
A driving license is required for this position as you will be required to drive the on-site vehicle to take the service users to social activities and family contacts. An enhanced DBS must be obtained which is paid by the employer unless you are registered on the government’s on-line status checks.
Applicants will be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 Diploma in Working with Children and Young People (or equivalent) or have experience working with young people or challenging behaviour and complex needs.
Candidates must be an age of 21 minimum to work within this unit because of the age of the young people within our clients home due to the nature of the role and the sector so therefore these positions are exempt from the employment equality (age) regulation set out in 2006.
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).
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