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- 671 days ago
Do you enjoy working with young people who require some extra support? We require a Residential Care Worker for a full time position supporting young people (aged between 10-18). Many of the young people hold statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and may have learning disabilities.
This vacancy offers a great salary, the opportunity to work with a professional, respectful team, and to be part of a process that sees young people reach their goals.
Our client is based in Silsoe, Bedfordshire and has a fantastic structure encompassing the residential and educational needs of these young people. The organisation has a strong ethos of putting the young people at the heart of what they do. This involves the young people being involved in a variety of activities such as decorating, meal preparation and community based interests.
The organisation has a dedicated education centre which is committed to helping the young people achieve their very best and increase their self-esteem. Ofsted have even awarded them with an Outstanding report.
The residential homes are based 15-20 minutes drive from the education school. Applicants would be allocated to one of these homes, with some time spent at the education centre. You would normally be expected to work in one of the homes for 2 consecutive days, sleeping on site, and then have 4 days off.
Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 pa (negotiable)
Requirements for the position:
1. You must have at least 3 years experience with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and SEN.
2. Aged over 22 years of age.
3. Have a UK driving licence.
4. Be able to work a flexible shift pattern.
5. Qualified to, or committed to gain the NVQ 3 and or Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce.
6. Good written and verbal communication skills
We only have a few positions available so if you feel this vacancy would suit you, dont miss out, apply now. We will be more than happy to discuss the role further with you and send you a more comprehensive job description as you decide about joining this great team.