We are also looking for bank staff, to flexibly work as part of the team on zero hour contracts. Any hours worked will be mutually agreed in advance but involve working on a rota basis, including sleep-ins, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. The hourly rate of pay is £13.24 per hour inclusive of annual leave allowance for Bank positions.
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.
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.
About the Role
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 invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue to do this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care.
Holland Close looks after 2 young people usually aged between 10-16 years old on admission for young people in crisis who have experienced challenging and traumatic life events. Holland Close offers short term safe and stabilising placements, where our young people’s immediate needs can be identified and addressed through the process of building meaningful relationships, creating and maintaining child focused routines and boundaries that promote their welfare and support their development. Through the use of Restorative Practice and Promoting Positive Behaviour within in our daily practice, the home aims to develop a holistic understanding of our young people to inform long term care planning.
Do you see yourself as a positive role model who can interact with young people on multiple levels?
Do you think you can empower young people to make positive life changes? Are you looking for a challenge?
For the this post you won’t necessarily need experience of residential work, but you will need to demonstrate experience of working with and understanding some of the complex issues many children and young people in care may have. You will need to have empathy, resilience and a sense of humour.
You will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible and be prepared to work some unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep in’s
As a Bank Residential Worker you will:
- Participate in the design, implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children
- Maintain good communications and continuity of work practice within the home through attendance at, and contribution to regular team meetings
- Undertake responsibility for individual children/young people in accordance with linkworker/keyworker responsibility
- Engage actively in collaboration with others in the residential service in the development of effective practice for the care and containment of young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs
- Be required to achieve a level 3 NVQ/Diploma qualification within 2 years of your start date in this role
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Knowledge of child development
- 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
This is a challenging and rewarding role that requires compassion, self-awareness, maturity and humour.
For an informal discussion contact Emma Kamdar-Scarr on 01737 764468 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that you refer to the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert and evidence in your application how you meet requirements of the role
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19th September 2018.
If shortlisted for interview, you will be invited for an informal visit to the home prior to a group interview.