Do you think you can empower young people to make positive life choices?
Are you looking for a challenge?
Are you approachable and able to engage?
Working in Children’s Homes can offer you a rewarding and fulfilling career. The new Apprenticeship Scheme offers the opportunity to learn and develop skills in a challenging yet rewarding environment. We are looking for people who are creative, playful and able to build meaningful relationships with our young people. 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.
For the Residential Worker post, it is beneficial to have some 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 Residential Worker, you will:
- Be-able to interact and build relationships with young people
- Co-ordinate, promote and engage in activities with young people
- Participate in the implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children
- Maintain good communications and continuity of work practice within the home
- Write reports
- 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
- 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.Additional Information
For an informal discussion contact Colin Christensen on 01737 737199 or 07968 832467 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
How to Apply
Please find attached at the bottom of this advert the full job description for each role with more information on both. 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 9th August 2020.
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 26 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.Company Information
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