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Residential Support Worker – Devon – Secure Children’s Home

Liquid Personnel is currently looking for an experienced Residential Support Worker to join our clients Secure Children’s Home in Devon.

As a successful Residential Support Worker, provide a safe, caring, stimulating and secure environment for children and young people who have experienced significant trauma and deemed by the courts to need to be secured because they are a risk to themselves or others.

This is a multi-disciplinary service (care, education, and health) for children and young people across England and Wales aged 10-17 years who had their liberty restricted due to the risk they pose to themselves and others.

Your benefits as a 
Residential Support Worker:

  • £23 per hour pay rate
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction, and ongoing support
  • Supportive team and management

Your duties as a Residential Support Worker in Devon:

  • You will create an environment within Atkinson Secure Children’s Home (Home) that promotes positive respect for children, young people, and staff. To work as part of a team who are responsible for meeting individual care, health, and education needs
  • You will encourage and enable children and young people to achieve their maximum potential whilst allowing them to assume responsibility for their actions to comply with statutory requirements for Secure Units and Children’s Homes
  • You will undertake specific responsibilities that maintain and improve the service and functioning of the Home. These duties will be carried out within the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • You will undertake duties relating to the maintenance of administrative systems and procedures and participate in service analysis and evaluations
  • You will carry out observations and assessments on young people; and provide information to the case co-ordinator and detailed information for reports for the children and young persons’ reviews and secure criteria meetings
  • You will assist in devising care, education, and wellbeing plans
  • You will promote and maintain contact with parents, carers and professionals involved with children and the young people including education, health professionals and the placing authority
  • You will communicate with parents and carers in a manner which shows respect, authenticity, and a willingness to listen to provide a positive nurturing environment for all those supporting the young person

Essential requirements of this Residential Support Worker:

  • Experience of working with children and young people with challenging behaviours ideally in a residential or similar setting
  • Knowledge of child development and the impact of trauma
  • Knowledge of the Children’s Act and what constitutes good childcare practice
  • NVQ 3 relevant qualification (e.g. Health and Social Care, Children and Young People’s Workforce), or other relevant qualification such as Trauma Informed Practice for Young People in secure settings (TIPss) diploma
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about supporting children and young people in care
  • The legal right to work in the UK

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren’t available from other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of positions across the UK
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus – get £200 for each worker you refer who we successfully place*
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes.

Residential Support Worker – Devon – Secure Children’s Home

Job details
Sector: Special educational needs
Location: Devon
Salary: £23 - £23 phr
Type: Temporary