Residential Care Worker

Starting salary £20,000 including night allowances
18 Oct 2016
Job Sector
Care & Social Work
Contract Type

Residential Care Worker, working at Children's Home in Leeds, starting salary £20,000

Exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with children in a residential care setting, providing day to day support, guidance and activities to children and teenagers.

For those with the relevant experience and holding the level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People there are Senior Residential Care Worker opportunities available. 

Full time and zero hour positions are available.

Residential Care Worker Requirements

  • Requires shift work, including nights and weekends
  • Full driving licence
  • Applicants must be over the age of 21 for Regulatory reasons
  • Must be willing to complete mandatory training, including Level 3 Diploma for Children & Young People's Workforce (provided by employer)
  • Previous experience is not necessary but would be seen as an advantage
  • Applicants must undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check prior to start of employment (cost met by employer) and full references will be taken

Residential Care Worker Main Duties

  • Provide day to day support, care and guidance to children and teenagers in a residential care setting
  • Encourage children to succeed and progress through education and other activities
  • Work as a team with other members of staff to provide a consistent, supportive and caring environment for young people
  • Assist with transportation of young people where required
  • Maintain the children's home to a suitable standard for looking after children
  • Work closely with young people to achieve personal goals and objectives and address any issues as and when they arise

​Residential Care Worker Necessary Skills & Qualities

  • Ability to work with young people from all backgrounds and walks of life
  • Ability to cope with and respond to challenging behaviour in a constructive way
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work within a team
  • Supportive nature
  • Willing / able to take part in normal activities with young people (e.g. cinema, shopping etc.).

The Company

Care Today was established in 1991 and continues to rapidly develop, providing residential care services across many parts of the UK. As a family run business, Care Today's culture is supportive and flexible, investing a lot into staff development and training. There are opportunities for progression within the company for the right people, all the way up to management level with full training provided by the sister organisation Training 2 Care.

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