Residential Support Worker

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  • Location:

    Somerset, England

  • Sector:

    Support Worker

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  • Salary:

    Up to £20815 per annum

  • Contact:

    Stephanie Willis

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Residential Support Worker

Yatton, Somerset
Circa £20,815 per annum pro-rata + Benefits including 29 days holiday (pro rata) plus public/bank holidays
The role

Our client offers residential care for children and young people aged between 8 and 18 with learning disabilities and complex needs, providing the young people with a safe, friendly and homely environment in which they are supported to reach their full potential.

As a Residential Support Worker, it will be your responsibility to support the service, ensuring positive outcomes are achieved at all times.

You will make a difference by:

- Ensuring the safety and well-being of children

- Accompanying children on activities and outings

- Administering medication.

- Completing general household chores.

- Delivering minimal personal care for children who require support

- Meal prepping - staff will be expected to cook from the menu.

- Promoting independence.

- Encouraging active participation during activities.

- Maintaining safeguarding practices within the service

- Documenting any incidents, and keeping regular diary entries during the shift of how the child has been

You will need:

- A positive attitude is a MUST.

- Previous experience working with Children and Young People would be an advantage.

- Level 3 NVQ in Children and Young People (desirable not essential)

- Working application of safeguarding practices

- Experience of working with people who have Learning Difficulties and Behaviour that can challenge

- Excellent communication skills.

- IT skills (desirable not essential)

- Have sound understanding of different needs for both Children and Families.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families who most need it, working with one of the UK's largest Children's charities.