Residential Support Worker
Job TitleResidential Support Worker
Job SectorSupport Work
Job Salaryup to £10 (per hour)
Job TypeFull Time
Term of WorkPermanent
We are currently recruiting for one of our clients who have 3 fantastic opportunities for Residential Support Workers. For a semi-independent provision for care leavers (16 - 18 years) transitioning to independence/ independent living. With a mixture of group living houses and self-contained flats.
To start: immediately
Pay: £8.75 per hour (day rate), £48.00 (sleep over rate)
Hours: 32 hours per week (contract) including 2 sleep overs per week
Location: St Helens (if this located isn’t suitable the company also have houses in Bootle, Widnes, Prescot, Tuebrook, Walton, Mossley Hill and Wirral)
Purpose of job:
To provide responsive, consistent and effective care and support to young people, in line with their individual needs, within a semi-independent residential context.
To actively promote the rights of each young person and to maintain an environment which is proactively anti-oppressive and which acknowledges and values diversity.
To operate within the Policies and Procedures as defined and ensure a living and learning environment which offers opportunities and which promotes self -development, personal achievement and resilience.
To ensure, through the application of consistent, effective working practices, the positive safeguarding and welfare of each young person.
Main Duties: Residential Support Worker
Support the maintenance of an inclusive, anti-oppressive and caring living environment.
Promote positive, trusting and meaningful relationships with young people.
Promote, safeguard and maintain the wellbeing of each young person, resident.
Function within a key working role and maintain all appropriate records.
Maintain accurate and timely financial transaction records.
Effective collaboration with all professionals, family members and others relevant to the individual young person.
Delivery of the companies Independence Living Programme to young people and maintain progression records.
Active promotion of life skills, risk self management and the knowledge base of young people.
Ensuring all Safeguarding and CSE issues are addressed effectively and in line with Policy and best practice.
Undertake all relevant administrative tasks, including Risk assessments, daily recordings, timed progress reports and others as appropriate.
Attend and contribute to staff meetings, training and development days.
Receive and deliver effective handovers.
Undertake relevant training/professional development opportunities as determined through the supervision process
Support young people in accessing training/education and employment opportunities.
To work at all times within the Professional Boundaries/Code of Conduct framework as established.
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare/ Health & Social Care is desirable but not a necessity
The successful candidate must be subject to an enhanced DBS check and must be able to supply the contact details of relevant references