Residential Support Worker

As a Residential Support Worker, you’ll have the chance to give someone their childhood back. Providing therapeutic care for some of the most vulnerable children in society can be challenging but the difference you make is extraordinary. Our young people have had difficult starts in life, suffering adverse childhood experiences and a range of traumatic events. They need a stable presence in their life, someone who can be a positive role model and show that there is more to life than what they have experienced in their past. We meet the needs of up to 5 young people aged 7-17 who have complex social, emotional and mental health challenges. Our purpose and approach in the residential home is based upon “trauma-informed” care which is ensuring the physical and emotional safety of the young people is our first priority. Be a role model Our team are committed to providing a structured, safe, nurturing, caring and stimulating environment where issues and concerns affecting both their past and their futures can be positively addressed and supported. Working in partnership with each young person, their families and other professionals, our aim is to develop self-confidence, resilience and coping mechanisms to build a better future. To enable us to provide the best outcomes for our young people, we need people committed to supporting them, long term. It is essential you have a good appreciation of the need for structure, boundaries and shared routines, how these support positive attachment and trauma recovery in children. Experience of working within the social care setting or dealing with challenging behaviour is desirable. Our staff understand that challenging behaviour is a presentation of underlying issues. We work with young people1-1 to help them through the trauma of their past, so that they have a positive future and prepare them for the next chapter of their lives. In short, we’re giving them some of their childhood back, with hope for the future. Be Rewarded The benefit of doing a role like this is it feels good. Every day brings a sense of hard-won achievement and progress. There are also some outstanding rewards – in fact, our package is one of the best in the sector: • £1,000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme • 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) • Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary • We’ll cover the £6,000 cost of your qualification • Health cash plan e.g. dental, optical and physiotherapy • 24/7 counselling service • Cycle to Work and tax free Childcare Vouchers If you’re new to care and are not sure if it’s for you, or if you’d like to get a fuller understanding of the role in general, we’d love to talk to you. You can call our Recruitment Team for an informal discussion on 015395 66081 or you can email us any questions: recruitment@witherslackgroup.co.uk Be the difference, be inspired, be you The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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Job Overview

ID:

375728

Date Posted:

Posted 1 week ago

Expiration Date:

09/10/2021

Location:

Stockton-On-Tees

Salary:

Competitive

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