Therapeutic Residential Support Worker
Swaay Child & Adolescent Services Ltd. is a specialist organisation working with male children/ young people who have histories of trauma, disrupted attachments and harmful sexual behaviour. Swaay provides high quality residential care, education and therapeutic services which are designed to meet the individual needs of the young people. Abuse thrives in an atmosphere of secrecy. It is for this reason that Swaay adopts a policy of openness and equal communication between young people and staff.
Position: Therapeutic Residential Support Worker
Location: Reading & Bracknell, Berkshire
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 150 hours per month following a shift pattern including sleep-in duties
Salary: £18,000 to £24000 per annum - based on experience and qualifications (plus up to £2,500 sleep-in allowance)
Benefits: 28 days holiday, enhanced disclosure and update service cost coverage, company pension scheme (NEST), childcare vouchers, cycle to work, employee assistance programme, death in service benefit and online employee benefits.
About the role:
Swaay are looking for staff to provide therapeutic residential care with the following responsibilities:
• Meeting the emotional, physical and developmental needs of the children and young people
• Promoting positive experiences and progress for children and young people
• Protecting the welfare of children and young people
• Enabling the children and young people to build resilience
• Enabling children and young people to reduce risk of perpetrating further sexual harm and develop social and emotional skills
• Promoting life skills with the children and young people
• Acting as a Key Worker for a named child
• Working to a shift pattern including weekends and sleeping in duties
Successful applicants will display a positive and resilient attitude. They will act as a role model to the children and young people and will uphold clear and consistent boundaries. They will display empathy, creativity and a sense of fun; and will have good written and verbal communication skills. Following successful completion of the 3 month probation period, all Therapeutic Residential Support Workers who do not already hold the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) will be required to undertake this qualification.
We welcome applicants with experience of working with children and/or young people in any capacity. This may include in voluntary positions; as a foster carer; within residential settings; within education; in mental health/ therapy; or other health settings.
Swaay is committed to safeguarding children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and a health check.
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