Senior Residential Support Worker

Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £25,500
Reference: JH0025
Contact Name: Joseph Haselgrove
Expiry Date: 2021-10-09

Senior Residential Support Worker – Children’s Services

 

Are you an experienced Senior Residential Support Worker with a proven track record of supporting service users with Learning Disabilities.?

If this is you, I am currently recruiting for Senior Residential Support Workers to join my client based in the Kidsgrove & Newchapel areas of Staffordshire - As a Senior Residential Support Worker, you will be supporting children with complex needs, assisting those with behavioural, emotional, and learning difficulties.

This will be a challenging role; however, the rewards of this position are incomparable to other positions as you will be making a difference every single day, supporting young persons during their most influential part of their lives!

This is a fantastic opportunity where you can make a difference to people’s lives daily!

 

Overview

  • Salary - £23,800 to £25,500
  • Hours of Work – Full Time Permanent Position.
  • Shifts – 169 Hours Per Month / Day Shifts (with 6 to 10 sleep-ins per month) / Shift Pattern 2 in, 4 off or 1 in, 2 off
  • Area – Kidsgrove & Newchapel, Staffordshire

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating and working with all levels of the support staff team, to always protect and safeguard the service users.
  • Participating in a range of fun and exciting recreational events both held within the home and the wider local community.
  • Assisting with tasks related to the care service you will be providing such as cooking, cleaning and more.
  • Establishing constructive and energetic relationships with the service users; ensuring they are always treated with the upmost respect and dignity.
  • Altering your approach to guarantee that you meet the physical, emotional, and cultural needs of the service users you will be supporting.
  • Continually maintaining clear, accurate and up to date records of the service users you will be working with.
  • Liaise with other healthcare professionals, with subjects related to the care of the service users.
  • Provide a supportive environment for the service users to meet their full potential.
  • Administer medication in accordance with legal requirements and internal policies, book in received medication, participating in medication audits.

 

Skills

  • A genuine interest and passion for care work priding yourself on the service you provide in helping service users to progress and develop.
  • There can be times when the position can be very challenging, and so resilience is an essential skill – However the team are always there to help and work together.
  • It is essential that you are a team player as you will be working closely with all levels of the support team to provide the best care possible. 
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) as you will be responsible for accurate and frequent record keeping on the service users.
  • Basic IT skills will be beneficial.
  • Hold a NVQ Level 3 in Residential Childcare, additional qualifications related to care would be beneficial for your application.
  • Experience working with service users with learning disabilities is essential.
  • Hold a valid UK driver’s license.

 

Benefits

  • A competitive salary of £23,800 to £25,500.
  • Long term employment with a company that will invest in your future.
  • Relevant training courses provided for advancement of your knowledge in the industry.
  • Many exciting progression opportunities available.
  • Fee meals whilst on shift
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Paid DBS at time of appointment
  • Access to Covid-19 vaccine
  • Employee assistance programme

 

The position of Senior Residential Support Worker is an incredibly rewarding position where you will be making a difference to young person’s lives every day! If you feel you are right for the position and are happy to travel to the Kidsgrove & Newchapel area please apply within, if you would like any further details please get in contact with Joseph Haselgrove in our Peterborough office for a confidential chat.

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