About the role
Do you see yourself as a positive role model for young people?
Do you think you can empower young people to make positive life choices?
Are you looking for a challenge?
Are you approachable and engaging?
Working in Children's Homes can offer you a rewarding and fulfilling career. We are looking for people who are creative, playful and able to build meaningful relationships with our young people. For the Senior Residential Worker Position, we would expect some experience of working in Children's Homes. However, if you feel you have the transferable skills, which can enhance the lives of our young people, then we would welcome your application and the opportunity to meet you. You must have experience of working with children and an understanding of some of the complex issues faced by children in care. You will also need to have empathy, resilience and a good sense of humour!
Surrey Residential Homes accommodate children up to 18 years of age. All of our homes are inspected regularly by OFSTED and most have been judged as either 'Good', 'Outstanding' or are working towards this, therefore we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for children in Surrey. As a result, we have continued to invest in our homes to provide a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care.
We are committed to on-going professional development and offer a wide range of training courses that support staff to learn and develop skills throughout their employment. As an employer, Surrey Council is dedicated to career progression and enhancing the opportunities for all of its staff members.
As a Senior Residential Worker, you will:
- Be-able to interact and build relationships with young people
- Co-ordinate, promote and engage in activities with young people
- Lead Shifts
- Provide supervision and support to Residential Workers
- Implement and monitor care plans for individual children
- Maintain good communications and continuity of work practice within the home, and to a certain degree, manage your own workloads
- Write reports
- Role Model Good Practice at all times
- Complete a level 3 NVQ/Diploma qualification within 2 years of your start date in this role
To be shortlisted to interview for these positions, your application will clearly evidence:
- Good written skills
- Ability and preparedness to recognise and deal appropriately with conflict
- Awareness of the existence and effects of social disadvantage and discrimination
- Aspirations to "make a difference" and a view to practice in a restorative way
- A positive, adaptable, confident, resilient and self-aware approach to work
- Leadership Skills
- Minimum of two years' experience of working with children or vulnerable groups
- Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers
- A committed and flexible attitude
You will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible in your approach to work as hours worked are on a rota basis. You will be prepared to work waking night shifts, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep in's.
For an informal discussion contact Colin Christensen on 01737 737199 or 07968 832467 and by e-mail at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application.
How to apply
To be considered for a position you will need to evidence in your application and personal statement clearly how your skills, qualities and experience meet the requirements of the role you are applying for.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th March 2020.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable and flexible individual who is prepared to work some unsociable hours when required as you will be part of an on-call rota.
Surrey County Council Children's Residential Home can accommodate children up to 18/19 years of age. Due to legal requirements set out by the DFE national minimum standards the successful applicant is required to be at least 4 years older than our oldest accommodated child.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role.
You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.