Tadworth apprenticeship opportunity for children’s home residential worker – Surrey County Council

Looking to build experience as a care worker? Youth Friendly Surrey County Council have this apprenticeship opportunity – apply by 10th January 2021!

Residental worker in children’s home: job overview

You’ll work in a team to provide day-to-day care for young people living in a Children’s Home. This is whilst working with the wider system of professionals and with families in order to understand a young person’s life experience and respond and act in ways that maximise a young person’s opportunities and potential. You’ll be acting as a role model and work directly with young people, providing the best possible quality of personalised care that meets each child’s needs and promotes their welfare. Through the process of building meaningful relationships with them, You’ll be part of a team that provides warmth, nurture and care forvulnerable children. As a Residential Worker you will contribute to developing and maintaining a stimulating and nurturing environment, where the young people feel cared for, happy, healthy and safe from harm.

As part of your role, you will gain…

  1. £12,215 per annum (FTE £24,430)
  2. The ability to interact and build relationships with young people
  3. The chance to co-ordinate, promote and engage in activities with young people
  4. Experience of working with disabled children and young people.
  5. The opportunity to undertake a level 3 diploma in child care (NVQ3)
  6. An understanding of the social model of disability including and the importance of inclusion and working with diversity.
  7. Knowledge and understanding of disability
  8. An understanding of relevant legislation to keep children safe
  9. An understanding of partnership working with families and professionals.
  10. Participation in the implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children
  11. Experience of maintaining good communications and continuity of work practice within the home
  12. Experience of writing reports

More information on working with vulnerable young people

The young people you’ll be helping to look after have experienced significant trauma, which requires high levels of compassion, empathy, resilience and understanding. Due to this trauma, they can present challenging behaviour, including self harm, physical outbursts, and risk taking behaviour, where the team has a responsibility to make them feel safe and cared for. All staff are integral to the running of the home and contribute to team meetings, shift debriefs, supervision and appraisal, whilst also, with support, leading shifts.

To be shortlisted for an interview, aim to show:

  1. Competency in Maths and English sufficient to be able to work towards the Level 3 Diploma
  2. Ability and preparedness to recognise and deal appropriately with conflict
  3. Awareness of the existence and effects of social disadvantage and discrimination
  4. Aspirations to “make a difference” and a view to practice in a restorative way
  5. A positive, adaptable, confident, resilient and self-aware approach to work
  6. A committed and flexible attitude.

How to apply

Location: Tadworth, Surrey

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Contact details

For an informal chat about the role please contact Elizabeth Mahdi (Team Manager) 01737 733791 or Chris Green (Assistant Manager), on 01737 733996. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

The advert will close at 23:59 on 10th January 2021.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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