Residential Childrens Worker

  • Widnes
  • Fulbridge Social Care
Fulbridge Social Care are recruiting Experienced and Trainee Residential Childrens Workers to join our casual team to work in our clients children’s residential homes and Independent Living settings in Widnes and surrounding areas, please note we are looking for flexible, reliable and interactive individuals that want to work within a specialist environment where full training and qualifications are provided.Position involves providing security, guidance, interaction and support to young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs within a residential or independent living setting with the intention of creating an environment that caters for a young person’s intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional needs.You will be working with young people aged 11 to 18 who have been placed into the care system for numerous reasons with an array of disorders, behaviours and needs and therefore require individuals who have the confidence, patience and skill set to successfully work with these young people and make a positive impact on their lives.In this role you will be part of a team to support the young person’s throughout the day with basic tasks as supporting with meal preparation, cleaning, education and shopping. You will also be required to interact with professionals such as Social Workers, Probation Officers, Police Officers and support the young people in environments such as classrooms, courts and police stations.A driving license is essential for this position as you will be required to drive the unit car and take the young person (s) to destinations such as family contacts, school and social activities.Please note that you would be required to complete an enhanced DBS with Fulbridge Social Care and successfully complete one of our induction programmes prior to any placements being offered.If you are interested in joining our team then please forward an updated CV and an application pack will be forwarded from our recruitment team. Please be aware that a high majority of our casual teams are offered full-time positions within the first three months from our clients.Main duties and responsibilities:Build strong professional relationships with the service users and other members of staffMaintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for the YPs to live and for you to workTo keep up to date with all communication / information systemsAttend and take an active part in meetings as appropriateSupport YP in managing their own behaviour using approved skillsTo promote equality, acknowledging individuals differencesProtect service users from any form of abuse from staff, visitors or service usersWrite accurate reports for reviews and keep written records for monitoring purposesAttend all training as required and be prepaid to achieve qualifications appropriate to roleAttend work reliably and punctually and to follow a set shift patternTransfer Young People using company carEnsure you keep yourself up to date with all procedures and policy changesTake responsible care for the health and safety of yourself and othersUndertake any other additional duties as required, which are relevant to the postPerson Specification:Ability to form professional relationships with young peopleAbility to read and understand written work and to write clear and accurate reportsAbility to communicate clearly and easily with young people in a variety of waysAbility to go wherever service users want to go and participate in all activitiesAbility to work as directed and complete tasks reliably and to a high standardAbility to participate in training and developmentAbility to follow a work pattern and to attend work punctually and reliablyAwareness of what effective teamwork isAwareness of the general health, safety and welfare of young peopleAwareness of how young people develop and learnAwareness of equal opportunities and discrimination are and how it can be preventedNumerous shift patterns available including:8am – 11pm + sleep3pm – 11pm3pm + sleepWaking NightsWeekends