£25,314 per annum for 36 hours per week, based at 51, Holland Close, Redhill, RH1 1HT.
Hours are worked on a rota basis, which involve sleep-ins and include evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
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.
Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.
About the Role
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?
You will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible and be prepared to work some unsociable hours.
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.
As a Senior 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
- Have previous experience of working with children and young people
- Have achieved An NVQ3/Diploma qualification or above in a Child Care related subject
- Be able to receive and give constructive feedback, support colleagues development and practice by holding supervisor and shift leading roles
- Support others to adhere to and understand regulatory guidance, policy and procedures
- Represent the home and young people in multi-agency meetings
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. You will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible and be prepared to work some unsociable hours.
Please find attached at the bottom of this advert a full role profile.
We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Emma Kamdar-Scarr on 01737 764 468 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note we are unable to comment if your skills, abilities and experience meet the short-listing criteria prior to receipt of a full application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th September 2018.
Interview dates to be confirmed.