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?
Applewood is looking for enthusiastic, reliable and flexible workers to support disabled children and young people and their families in Surrey.
Applewood forms an essential part of Surrey County Council’s provision for disabled children, young people and their families. It receives positive feedback from families and professionals and is rated “Good” by Ofsted under the Children Homes regulations.
Applewood provides overnight short breaks to children and young people with a range of disabilities. During their short breaks, Applewood offers the children and young people an exciting, safe and fun environment in which they learn new skills such as shopping and food preparation, as well as social and communication skills which are developed by accessing leisure activities within the community.
Our children and young people require empathy, patience and positive energy to empower them to develop. While there will be challenging times, the reward of seeing children and young people have fun and develop with increased life opportunities, is deeply satisfying.
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.
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.
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
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.
Please find attached at the bottom of this advert the full job description. 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.Job Advert
For an informal discussion please contact Elizabeth Mahdi by email: email@example.com
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th December 2020 with interviews to follow.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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) will be required for this role.Company Information
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