Senior Residential Children’s Worker

Shire are now working in partnership with a provider of children’s services and have a permanent opportunity for a Senior Residential Children’s Worker based in Durham. Our client is offering applicants a full-time position, 40 hours per week within a specialist service. You would be required to work 8-10 sleeps per month as well which are paid on top. An experienced Senior can be expected to earn up to £38,000 per year.

If successful, you will be working as part of a team providing support to children with EBD.

As a Senior Residential Children’s Worker your responsibilities will include:

  • To attend staff meetings and supervisions.
  • To be accountable for any decision made in regard to the welfare of the young people and staff members during the shifts that you lead.
  • To discuss with the Manager any concerns with staffing matters.
  • To ensure that all staff members are kept up to date with changes to procedures.
  • Providing support with reference to person centred support plans.
  • Safeguard vulnerable children and report any suspicion or evidence of harm
  • Respect the confidentiality of information received at all times.
  • Continuous commit to professional development
  • To be willing to cover other homes when required
  • Liaise with parents and/or carers and other professionals

Our client is offering a whole range of benefits, including:

  • Opportunity to progress to a Deputy Manager
  • Condensed working hours
  • Comfortable sleeping-in facilities
  • Committed to the continuous development of all staff
  • NVQ level 4 and 5 training

Ideally applicants should have the following:

  • Previous experience of working with young people
  • Experience in successfully leading a small team
  • Hold NVQ Diploma level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent
  • Hold a Full UK drivers licence

Not for you? If you are registered with Shire and recommend a friend, family member or colleague, you will be eligible for a cash bonus payment!

Apply today for more information or to speak to a specialist consultant.

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