Senior Residential Support Worker, Childrens Residential Home, Penrith
Your new company
A Wilderness Way are looking for a Senior Residential Support Worker to join their ever expanding team of expert care providers. This rare opportunity will truly help to forge a new path in the children’s residential sector. As a Senior Residential Support Worker, working in A Wilderness Way offers you the opportunity to truly make a difference to children’s lives. Their focus for care and education is on stability and safety, health and wellbeing, relationships and preparing for independence and living in the wider world.
Working with A Wilderness Way will allow you to support, nurture and empower children in order to transform their lives, now and in the future. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a key member of the A Wilderness Way family.
Your new role
To effectively and efficiently deliver the main responsibilities and key result areas encompassed within a Senior Residential Support Worker role. To meet the below requirements within a children’s home, providing day to day care, direction and support to children who may display challenging and disruptive behaviours, emotional and social difficulties.
You will actively encourage each child to engage with the ethos of A Wilderness Way but by putting in mechanisms and plans that support the use of the outdoors. Although we wish to ensure that our children feel at home, as an organisation they do not support prolonged periods of time in the house and, with your skills and experience, you will already be able to demonstrate how to engage children in other activities that inspire and motivate them.
Every day at A Wilderness Way is different, and they want to make the most of the outside, teaching the young ones educational activities in the wilderness. Here are some of the responsibilities you will be taking on:
Ensuring that the care objectives are effectively deployed by the team on shift. Ensuring that the paperwork for the children is completed. Ensuring that the home is operated to outstanding quality levels. Ensuring that the team adhere to the risk assessment and are aware of any risk mitigation and actions and boundaries around the care planning of the child in placement. Formal Supervision and mentoring of the RSW’s. Submission of financial spends at the end of each shift. Shift handovers and debriefs of more junior team members.
What you’ll need to succeed
Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Experience in the Residential Children’s Services sector or similar setting working with children with challenging behaviour. Passion for helping children. DBS Experience with mentoring other support workers Knowledge of the AWW induction standards and all regulatory and statutory frameworks relevant to working with looking after children in a residential setting. Full UK manual driving licence holder, preferably with no more than 6 points. Access to your own vehicle for travelling between sites.
What you’ll get in return
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an organisation that has a really clear ethos and puts their values at the forefront of everything that they do. Alongside the job satisfaction of supporting children and young people, you will get the below remuneration and benefits:
Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum; our holiday year runs from March to February. Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service. Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome programme. Bonuses: A bonus of £1000 every time you successfully refer to a friend. Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension. Wellbeing benefits Life Assurance: 2 times the annual salary. Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses, following feedback from our employees.
What you need to do now
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