Senior Residential Support Worker

DescriptionAre you passionate about working with vulnerable children and helping to shape their future?
* Would you get job satisfaction from helping a young person thrive?
* Are you interested in working for a company that offers regular supervision, career progression and exciting training?
* Do you enjoy coming up with ideas and taking young people on activities?
* Are you a team player and enjoy a challenge?
If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you
We are an established Children’s home based in West Molesey, Surrey
This is a six bedroom home in a lovely neighbourhood
We work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
We provide a safe and therapeutic space for our young people to better understand themselves, their past and build confidence to focus on the future.
Cameron & Cooper Limited is an innovative provider of specialist care, support and education to some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK, working closely with local authority partners to enable our young people to thrive, achieve independence and live more fulfilling lives
Our services include Cherry Blossom, The Beech House, The Beech House School and Willow Lodge with plans to open further homes.
You will be working within a team in order to provide a safe and secure home for young people aged between 10 and 18
Promoting a caring environment which provides children and young people with a high standard of specialised care, meeting individual needs and ensuring everyone is treated with respect and dignity and rights to privacy, independence and choices are met
This role will be responsible for being a shift leader and a key worker to one young person placed at Beech House
Therefore, you will be a positive role model to both young people and staff, which requires a good work ethic, integrity, openness and an ability to set firm boundaries with a caring approach.
We are looking for:
· A passionate and caring person
· Energetic, resilient and fun
Someone who enjoys a challenge
· Compassionate and empathetic
· Inclusive and transparent
.Team player
Job Responsibilities:
· Ensuring a firm, caring, consistent, well ordered environment is maintained at all times.
· Shift leading and supervising the support workers
· Key working, and care planning
· Working in line with childrens risk assessment and behaviour support plans
· To actively promote and participate in care planning, developing risk assessments, behaviour management and to attend regular team meetings.
· Taking children and young people on a range of activities and demonstrating positive role modelling.
· Working as part of a team to provide a programme of evening and weekend activities for children and young people
· Promoting the social and emotional well-being and development of children and young people and to consistently strive to further develop these skills.
· Liaising with other staff, professionals, parents and carers as necessary and maintaining high levels of professionalism at all times.
· Undertaking any administrative tasks linked to the care of children and young people e.g
keeping appropriate records, making reports as required by the home and any regulatory bodies.
· To maintain a log of all accidents, incidents, or physical intervention and to challenge suspected inappropriate practice according to policies and procedures.
· Keeping up to date with the home’s policies and good safeguarding practise
Ideally we are looking for someone with a childcare, youth work or residential care background
We provide a comprehensive induction and on-going training so are willing to invest in someone’s development.
If you have an NVQ level 3 in child workforce that is a bonus, if you not you must be willing to do this in your first year of employment with us.
All staff would need to hold a full UK driving licence due to the nature of the work and the location of the home.
Please note Cameron & Cooper Limited are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
All applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service
Cameron & Cooper Limited is an equal opportunities employer
Show more →
  • Plus annual bonus and overtime
KT8, West Molesey, Surrey
Salary Min26000Salary Max28500Contract TypePermanentSalary TypeAnnumAdded1m 29dID882171