Overview

  • Salary: £24,173.76 – £25,431.12
  • With the potential of adding between £3,120 – £4,680 per annum for sleep ins (Based on 2-3 sleep ins per week)
  • Plus, an additional overtime pay of 1.2x your hourly rate.
  • Hours: 39 hours per week on a rotational basis (rota provided 4 weeks in advance)
  • Shift Patterns: 2 – 3 shifts per week (Typical shift pattern is 2 on 4 off. 08:00am until 11:00pm – with sleep in)

Are you a dedicated, compassionate person looking for an exciting new career within Residential Care? Are you a caring individual with a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people?  Are you wanting to join a supportive team in a career you can grow in? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking for Residential Care workers to join our home within Bedford who can establish meaningful relationships creating a positive, warm, and rewarding environment. We need somebody who can provide a supportive role in the lives of young people, able to give advice, assistance and support in order to help empower young them in addressing past and present difficulties.

The nature of the work is dynamic and diverse, with each day presenting new and unique tasks – no two days are the same!    From organising activities to 1:1 support to attending off site activities there is no telling what each day would bring.  As a Residential Care Worker, you'll need to be adaptable, flexible and a pro at reading situations to guide our young people towards making positive choices.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing emotional support during challenging times
  • Fostering ambition in young people, assisting them in achieving their goals and maximising their potential
  • Offering support in the educational pursuits of young individuals
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing written reports for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings as directed by the line manager.
  • Empowering young people to actively participate in decision-making about their lives and future
  • Acting as an advocate in meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion
  • Encouraging community engagement, attending off-site activities, and expanding their personal social networks
  • Meeting the needs of children and young people, organising social activities and maintaining the home (laundry, cooking, cleaning shopping etc.)

Qualifications/Experience/Requirements:

  • Minimum age requirement: 21 years old
  • Full UK driving license preferable
  • No prior experience necessary, only a commitment and passion for working with young people
  • Attendance at a 2-week training program required
  • Must have availability for sleep-in shifts

Benefits:

  • £30 additional payment per sleep-in shift
  • Enhanced DBS covered
  • Comprehensive induction and training provided
  • 2-3 shifts per week for an excellent work/life balance
  • Rota provided 4 weeks in advance

If you are enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of young people, we invite you to join our dedicated team. Apply now and embark on a fulfilling career journey with us!

Salary: £11.92 – £12.54 per hour

Location: Royston, SG8 5HN

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