Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.
About the job
This is a part time position, working 25 hours per week. The salary advertised will be pro-rated. You will be working with our dedicated staff at Merrifield House, our Children’s Resource Centre in Hayes which was recently awarded an 'outstanding' result in an Ofsted inspection. You will be part of a team who provide care and support to up to nine children and young people (per shift) aged between 10 years and 17 years, all of whom may have complex needs or challenging behaviours.
In this rewarding role you will be responsible for ensuring a high level of care and support for young people. You will be responsible for helping residential staff to assist young people and monitor the unit throughout the day. This role will require you to supervise young people and make recordings, support them to attend education and appointments as well as writing reports and attending meetings. You will also be required to carry out some domestic duties within the unit. You will work alongside the residential care workers to promote best practice and safeguard vulnerable young people.
About the person
You will have previous experience in residential care and have demonstrable life and / or work experience of vulnerable children with challenging behaviour or complex physical and emotional needs. To be considered for this role you will also need to demonstrate a wealth of experience of working in similar residential settings.
You will show a willingness to undertake a QCF (Qualifications credit frame work) Diploma for children and young people’s workforce or are already holding an NVQ 3 working with children and young people in social care. You should possess sound knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development particularly within a multi-cultural society. However, it will be your passion to make a real difference that will be critical to your success in this role.
If you are successful in your application for this role you will be required to work on a rota, covering 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We offer competitive packages to reward your contribution and support a healthy work/life balance. These include:
- local government pension scheme
- free parking
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
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