Senior Residential Care Worker

Posted 16 June 2024
Salary Up to £31746.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
Specialism Social Work
Expiry 17 July 2024

Job description

Senior Residential Childcare Practitioner
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £28,860 - £31,746 per annum (37 hours a week)
Location: Reading, UK

Role Overview: We are seeking a Senior Residential Childcare Practitioner for our client within their new 4-bed home in Reading. This role involves providing care and support to children in a challenging environment. You will play a key role in shaping a new Children's Home, offering a safe, consistent, and non-judgmental approach to children who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Key Responsibilities:
* Daily Support: Assist with personal hygiene, medication, and daily routines.
* Meal Planning: Cook and plan menus with the children.
* Housekeeping: Maintain a clean and well-kept home.
* Safeguarding: Protect and advocate for young people, raising concerns as needed.
* Education Support: Help with homework, liaise with schools, and attend academic reviews.
* Team Leadership: Manage shifts and daily operations.
* Report Writing: Maintain records and complete daily reports.
* Activity Coordination: Plan and engage in social activities and holidays.
* Professional Relationships: Work with external agencies and professionals.
* Key Worker Tasks: Manage keyworker responsibilities and assign tasks to staff.
* Independence Support: Promote independence and appropriate social behaviour.

Candidate Requirements:
* Commitment: Engage with children with challenging behaviours and histories.
* Relationship Building: Create positive, supportive relationships.
* Calm Under Pressure: Remain composed in stressful situations.
* Flexibility: Work shifts, including weekends and holidays, and undertake sleep-ins.
* Initiative and Resilience: Work autonomously and handle risk.
* Experience: Minimum 2 years in a similar environment.
* Education: NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce (Essential).
* Driving License: Full, clean UK Driving License (Preferred).

* 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays).
* Progressive pay scale.
* Referral program.
* Employee Assistance Program.
* Paid training and support for progression.
* Enrolment in NEST Pension scheme.
* Staff incentives and achievement awards.

Application Process: All candidates will undergo Safer Recruitment and DBS checks. If you have the attributes to provide a safe, consistent, and caring environment, apply now to make our house 'their home' and positively impact children's lives.

Time Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.