Children Residential Worker - Permanent Relief
Windchimes offers overnight short breaks for children with learning disabilities and complex medical health needs from the age of five until their eighteenth birthday.
We are seeking a Children’s Residential Worker 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’
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.
Interviews will be conducted under the ‘Choosing with Care’ assessment process.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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.
For further information on this role, please contact:
Email - Katrina.O'Leary@kent.gov.uk
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.