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Residential Childcare Support Worker

Headway Adolescent Resources Ltd



£29641 - £30273/annum


Posted: 29/03/2024

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Location: Bristol

Contract: Full Time, permanent

Specific Hours: 38 hours per week

Salary: Unqualified: Basic salary of £23,257.52 (£11.77) + sleep in shifts (£36) = £27,625.52

Qualified: Salary of £24,522.16 (£12.41) + sleep in shifts (£36) = £28,890.16

Headway Adolescent Resources were formed in 1999 and has established a good reputation in the residential adolescent childcare sector, and pride themselves in having the insight and ability to care for young people as individuals in a holistic manner, regardless of their background.

We are currently looking for Residential Childcare Workers to join our Residential homes!

Purpose of Job

Based in a children's residential home you will be working with young people with challenging behaviour, and you will need to be flexible, resilient, honest and well organised, as well as committed to providing a high standard of childcare to help young people achieve the best possible outcomes.

This is a permanent role with excellent career prospects and a comprehensive training programme within an expanding company. You will be working on average 38 hours per week - 2 days on and 4 days off shift pattern with 2 sleep-ins. In addition, you will be eligible for generous allowances for bank holidays, overtime hours, and performance related bonus scheme.

Essential skills

Previous experience of working with challenging young people, preferably in a residential setting (but not essential)
Qualified to QCF level 3 in Children and Young People, or willing to work towards the qualification which will be fully funded.
Be capable of working on their own initiative to a high level of accuracy, maintain clear, neat records
Have good inter-personal skills, and be a positive team player
Computer experience to an intermediate level
The ability to complete daily records to meet statutory and policy requirements.
Empathetic nature
Have good oral and written communication skills in a variety of contexts
The ability to engage, motivate and encourage young people
Full manual driving license essential.Benefits:

A sleep in allowance of up to £36 per night (two days on, four days off) potential extra earning of up to £4368
Holiday Allowance of 5.6 weeks (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
Pension Scheme (3% Employer contribution)If you feel that you could use your skills to support this work through creating a caring and stimulating environment allowing for a range of opportunities and life experiences for the young people, then we want to hear from you. Please either apply or call Sulmaz Gallehdar on (phone number removed).

Polaris is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. Polaris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment

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