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Residential Support Worker

Hele, Devon
21 Jul 2022
We are seeking Support Workers to join our friendly, dynamic residential team at our children's home in Launceston.

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As a Support Worker, you will put our children and young people at the centre of everything you do. You will provide emotional and social support in order for them to heal, learn, grow and flourish
This is a very important and rewarding role with children and young people at the very centre of our approach.
You will be involved in supporting them in all aspects of their life, their emotional well-being, and other elements of their daily routine such as school attendance, activities, hobbies and any other aspirations they may wish to follow. As a Support Worker you will also include supporting our young people with the more routine aspects of life including household tasks, chores, attending appointments and maintaining contact with family and friends.
Key Accountabilities:
To provide high quality, person-centred care recognising the potential of each Young Person and to promote through actions and words the achievement of that potential including working as part of a team.
To meet the individual care and support needs of Young People using the service in a way that promotes, dignity, privacy, safety and independence.
To ensure the effective use of resources in providing this care and support.
What we are looking for:
You will, ideally, have already achieved a OCF/NVQ Level 3 or Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent or be excited and driven by the prospect of gaining a recognised qualification with full financial and practical support from us.
You will hold a current driving license
You will consider yourself to me a resilient and reliable individual who is able to remain calm in situations that may be difficult and challenging
Our young people are cared for on a 24 hour basis and you will be required to work some sleep-ins in order to support this.
I work alongside a friendly team which feels like you have your own little work family, and we have lots of fun. The whole team and my manager have been super welcoming and supportive of me starting. Although covid-19 has put the nation in to a lockdown I have no concerns with going to work as every precaution is being taking and all government guidelines are strictly being followed daily. I feel for me personally I like seeing the difference you can make to a child's life and how much progress you can make working with them which ultimately is really rewarding.
- Shelby, Residential Support Worker
Training and Development:
We offer a fantastic range of learning opportunities throughout your career with us, including fully funded diplomas to ensure you're qualified and equip to carryout your role confidently. We run a Leadership and Management Development programme which is open to those wishing to progress their career with us.
Employee benefits through Sodexo including Highstreet and Supermarket vouchers, free eye testing, holiday, cinema and restaurant meal discounts.
Employee Assistance programme provided via Health Assured for free counselling and advice for you or family members
Company Pension
Holiday entitlement including birthday leave
Blue Light Card for extra discounts on high street shopping.
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
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  • Job Reference: 663166067-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Phoenix Learning & Care
  • Location: Hele, Devon
  • Salary: On Application