Childrens Residential Support Worker

Location
Crook, Durham
Salary / hourly pay rate
£11.59 to £12.84 per hour
Hours Per Week
40
Employment Type
Full time
Contract Type
Permanent
Date posted
Monday 8 January 2024
Closing Date
Sunday 17 March 2024

Benefits

- FREE Online 24/7 GP Service for you and your family

- Wagestream – where any day can be a payday

- Refer-a-Friend Scheme - Instantly earn points and cash rewards

- Sovereign Health Care Plan

- Canada Life, Group Life Assurance

- Blue Light Card

- Blink, our internal communications app

- Pension scheme

- Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

About You

If you are an experienced support worker looking for a new role, you have come to the right place! Salutem Care and Education are excited to announce that we are currently seeking experienced support workers to join our team. We are a leading provider of care and education services across the United Kingdom, and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality support to individuals with a range of complex needs.

At Salutem, we know that the role of a support worker is vital in improving the lives of those we support, and we are committed to providing our staff with the tools and resources they need to excel in their roles. We offer extensive training and development opportunities, as well as a range of benefits, including competitive salaries and flexible working hours.

 

About Palmfields

Underpinning our philosophy is our belief that all young people are capable of change, to engage and achieve, leading to them making more positive choices about their lives and their futures. Our aim is to empower each child with the skills to manage risk, help with building self-esteem, build competence and work towards stabilisation after they leave our service.

The trauma-informed approach involves the ‘whole team’ relationship-based approach to support the young person to achieve improved emotional stability, and behavioural control, through the provision of a safe environment in which to explore, understand and develop improved resilience.

Early intervention, problem-solving, social skills, group living, and pro-social modelling form the daily ethos of the homes, which is based on respect, positive reinforcement and positive role modelling.

We see direct intervention with children and young people as having two main areas, firstly to address current issues of risk and harm, and secondly to address underlying vulnerability issues.

The aim of our Learning disability homes is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children. We care for children with a range of complex needs and social emotional mental health, as well as children with autism.

The home can support children with a range of additional needs and learning disabilities, including ASC, ADHD, communication differences and associated behavioural and medical needs. Each child has an individual, tailored care plan. These will highlight key areas of support for each child, focussing on their sensory, auditory, emotional and physical needs.

 

About Us

  • At Salutem Care and Education, we recognise the value and wisdom that come from all stages of life. Join our team to be a part of a community that truly appreciates the richness of age diversity.
  • We are a Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplace - We celebrate our recent recognition as a top 100 Inspiring Workplace Globally with special recognition for our efforts in communication and employee experience.
  • We have a trauma-based approach to working – We are working in partnership with multi-award-winning Innovating Minds, setting a precedent as the first residential children’s home service to take progressive steps to deliver trauma-informed care.
  • Our Competency Framework – You’ll have a transparent path to progress through our career pathways and pay bandings. This means you'll always know exactly what skills and achievements are needed to advance in your career.
  • We have developed a core and cluster model - We specialise in supporting children and young people who have emotional and behavioural needs, autistic spectrum condition, and physical / learning disabilities with access to education opportunities being at the core of our work.

 

What will I do as a Support Worker?

  • To complete in-depth induction training and all mandatory training, including safeguarding modules and induction framework
  • To follow Salutem policies and procedures, including those concerning the health and safety of yourself and others
  • Provide support to individual young people with complex health, physical and learning needs within the children’s home
  • To attend to the day-to-day needs of the young people and support them to access and participate in a variety of activities, including in the evenings and weekends
  • To provide high-quality personal care and promote opportunities for independence
  • To encourage our young people to socialise and be included and help them reach their own personal outcomes
  • To understand the young person’s communication needs
  • To produce a safe and stimulating environment for young people
  • To promote the health and well-being of the young people
  • To attend and actively participate in handover meetings, and key worker meetings and liaise with colleagues and management
  • To complete key worker activities and responsibilities with individual key young people in the children’s home, including those on short breaks
  • Work alongside external agencies and professionals i.e. social workers, families and health care professionals
  • To keep accurate records and report on the young people you work with, providing effective communication between the home and school and with outside agencies involved with the young people in a professional context
  • To maintain effective contact with parents and guardians of our young people, ensuring appropriate information is passed on efficiently
  • To be reliable and flexible, using your initiative when making decisions
  • To attend all relevant training provided by the organisation for you to provide safe practice
  • To maintain a high standard of tidiness within the home
  • To undertake sleeping in duties
  • To report to management, and to perform as requested by a senior member of staff,  including additional duties commensurate with the post
  • To be proactive in assessing and reporting risk

 

Has or is willing to work towards the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (“the Level 3 Diploma”); or a qualification which the registered person considers to be equivalent to the Level 3 Diploma.