About the role
Are you looking for a new exciting role working with young people that will challenge and inspire you! Are you enthusiastic, motivated, committed, reliable and fun?
The Annex@84A is all about teamwork and working together to effect best outcomes for the children and young people who stay with us; in return we offer excellent support, supervision, training and development and the experience of working with some challenging, yet equally very rewarding young people within a therapeutic ethos.
The Annex@84A is a single place home to meet the needs of children and young people aged between 10-18 years working to restorative, strengths based and social pedagogic values. Our primary task is to provide a homely environment for emotionally troubled children, in order that they may be able to make sense of their difficult life experiences and often traumatic separations. Forming meaningful and trusting relationships, helping to achieve positive outcomes to aid their transition into a longer term placement or adulthood.
We actively promote young people's rights and respect their individuality. We are committed to providing residential care as a positive choice, recognizing that young people will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and have different experiences and needs as a result of this.
Hours to be worked will be mutually agreed in advance but work on a shift/rota pattern will be required including weekends/bank holidays/evenings/early and late shifts/sleep-in duties and group holidays.
Surrey County Council Children's homes can accommodate children up to 18 years of age. Due to legal requirements set out by the DFE national minimum standards the successful application is required to be at least four years older than our oldest accommodated child.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
As a Senior Residential Worker your responsibilities will include:
- Working directly with young people
- Undertaking responsibility for individual children/young people (keyworking)
- Plan and partake in activities for and with young people to promote physical and social development such as sports, social clubs, trips out and holidays etc
- Participate in the implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children
- Communicate efficiently using good written and verbal skills
- Manage rationally and calmly under pressure and maintain boundaries
- Reflect on your practice and utilise recognized support structures
- Function as a valuable member of a dynamic team
- Be computer literate
- Engage actively in collaboration with other professionals
To be considered for this role you will have
- Ideally, a NVQ3/Diploma qualification or above in Child Care. If however you do not hold such a qualification, be motivated to complete within two years of taking up the post (in accordance with new legislation)
- Understanding of child development
- Aspirations to "make a difference" and practice in a restorative way
- A positive, flexible, resilient and reflective approach to work
- A commitment to the home and best possible outcomes for our young people
We look forward to receiving your application
For an informal discussion contact Navjyot Dhanoa (Registered Team Manager) on 01483 517121 or by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29 May 2020 with interviews to follow.
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 (formally known as CRB) and the Children's and Adult's Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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