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Permanent Relief Children's Residential Worker

Social Care - Unqualified
19004161 Requisition #
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| Starting salary £11.49 per hour (£22,182 pro rata) | Permanent Relief, working as and when required |

Windchimes in Herne Bay offers overnight and day time short breaks for Children with Learning Disabilities and Complex Medical Health Needs from the age of five until their eighteenth birthday.

We are seeking Permanent Relief Children’s Residential Workers to join our team to provide a nurturing and safe environment which will promote the emotional and physical well-being of children. Individuals should be flexible in their approach, be able to work collaboratively and share our commitment to improving outcomes for children.

You will work alongside a small team to ensure the smooth running of the shift where children are provided with stimulating and meaningful learning experiences and activities. With on shift guidance and support, you will help to supervise and respond to each child to ensure their safety whilst providing them with the comfort, stimulation and reassurance to make each visit an enjoyable stay.

You will be required to work on an ‘as and when’ basis in agreement with the Registered Manager, including evenings and weekends.

You will need to hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent) or be willing to work towards achieving this within two years of employment.

You will have experience of supporting Children with Learning Disabilities and possess knowledge of safeguarding and child protection. You must be able to take personal and professional responsibility for your actions and performance. In return, you will be provided with an ongoing programme of specialist training and be provided with regular supervision to enable you to confidently progress in your career.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post involves working closely with children and is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews will be conducted under the ‘Choosing with Care’ assessment process.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Matthew Grice on 01227 741748.

Interview date(s): 1st October 2019

Closing date: 19th September 2019

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