Residential Support Worker (Part-time - weekends)

Recruiter
Witherslack Group
Location
Durham
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
01 Feb 2018
Closes
02 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Outstanding benefits package

Hours: From 16- 32 Hours, between 2pm Friday and 11pm Sunday

As a Residential Support Worker, you’ll have a challenging but fulfilling job. Working with vulnerable young people in our children’s homes, you’ll provide them with personalised care and create a calm, safe living environment. That involves planning social and leisure activities, giving counselling and escorting children on activities, but most importantly creating a home!

Experience isn’t essential, but you must have the ability to build a rapport with young people. In many cases, our residents’ behaviour can be difficult or challenging. That means you’ve got to be very patient, calm and resilient. You should also be ready to study for a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (if you don’t have this or an equivalent already). In the meantime, we’ll give you outstanding training to help you do your best. In return you’ll need to be happy to work flexible hours, including some sleep-in duties and to have a full UK driving licence.

For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, our children’s homes have a reputation for excellence. Through our inspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.

Available hours

We have a variety of shift patterns available, these are flexible but will be worked between 2pm Friday and 11pm Sunday:

16 Hours per week – 1 full day shift – either Saturday or Sunday 8am to 11pm

24 Hours per week – 1 full day shift (16 hours) plus one 8 hour shift

32 Hours per week – 1 full day shift (16 hours) plus two 8 hour shifts

You will be required to be available 4-6 hours (mid week) a month to meet the tutors for your diploma qualification, if you don’t already have it. These hours will be in addition to your contracted hours and will be paid.

Reward

Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 35 days’ holiday Pro-rata (including bank holidays) and £1000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme (pro-rata). We also offer extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

For an informal discussion about the role please call (Apply online only).

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 9th February 2018

Interviews: 15th February 2018