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|Service||Suffolk County Council|
|Hours per week||Full Time, Part time and bank positions available.|
|Rate||From £11.76 to £12.85 per hour|
We have opportunities for Residential Childcare Workers to join the team within Suffolk County Council throughout Suffolk.
Applicants should be committed individuals with the ability to provide an inclusive, inspiring living environment for young people. The position will involve working with small groups of young people aged 8-18, experiencing a variety of complex needs. Candidates must have the experience or transferable skills for this role as well as an understanding of working with complex needs. This role involves working across the week and at times, night shifts.
Ideally you will have experience of Residential Care and/or Social Work although if you do not necessarily have the experience for the role, however, have the passion for working with young people and feel you have the transferable skills and qualities to do so, we would like to hear from you.
To work as part of a team within our children’s home, providing day-to-day support for some of the most vulnerable children in the county. To support and care for children who may experience social, emotional & mental health difficulties, including those who have experienced trauma and display high level challenging behaviours.
To work effectively with range of professionals and agencies and to develop positive working relationships with the children’s families and support networks.
Working in residential childcare is necessarily child-focused. It involves getting to know new young people and helping them begin to feel secure, then providing ongoing care and support to build their confidence and teach coping skills.
Your primary focus will be making the best outcomes for the children and young people, this can involve:
The successful candidate will:
Be qualified NVQ Level 3 (or above) in Children & Young People (or similar qualification)
This list is not exhaustive and main objectives / performance measures will be discussed and agreed with your line manager.
Qualifications and Professional memberships
Specialist knowledge skills and experience
Values and Personal Qualities
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