Step-down services for children and young adults
At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.
Residential Support Worker
Residential Support Worker
Meadholme, Dene Grove, Darlington, DL3 9LU
Salary: £22,215.46 – £2,786.10 per annum
Hours of Week: 40
Contract Type: Permanent
- An understanding of the developmental needs (physical, emotional, intellectual, social and educational) of young people.
- Child Protection issues and procedures. Social Care Services available to young people and their families
- Working within a team & Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and understanding.
- Ability to motivate self and others to meet time and performance goals.
- Ability to deal with emotional stress.
- Ability to be flexible.
- Good interpersonal skills – relate well to others (young people and staff at all levels).
As a Residential Support Worker you will:
- Respond to and meet the identified needs of children/young people as outlined in individual care plans and as agreed with the manager.
- To work in partnership with young people, their families, social workers and other relevant agencies, in meeting the needs of young people.
- To ensure that work with children/young people is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements.
- To ensure that the safety and welfare of young people is paramount.
- To participate in implementing, monitoring and reviewing children/young people’s care/health and education plans where appropriate and to contribute in planning meetings and reviews as require.
- To understand and be familiar with all relevant legislation guidance policies procedures in relation to safeguarding young people.
- To promote the development of a comfortable physical environment, which is conducive to good social care practice and in line with standards and guidance.
Meadholme provides extensive care and nurturing for children and young people with a wide range of difficulties; Emotional behavioural disorder, mental health and learning disabilities.
The home offers a warm, friendly, and comfortable environment consisting of of 5 bedrooms, supporting young people from ages 8 to 18. All bedrooms are tailored to suit individual needs, and the communal areas designed to encourage and promote independent skills.
Benefits of Working for us:
- A rewarding career you can be truly proud of
- A supportive environment that is committed to helping you flourish and deliver excellent care to the people we support
- Competitive pay
- Career development and training
- Progression Opportunities
- Salary Sacrifice
- Enhanced maternity package
- Enhanced annual leave
- Fully funded Level 3/4 Health & Social Care qualification
- Funding towards a Therapeutic Childcare bachelor’s degree
If this sounds like the role for you, apply now!
Young Foundations is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks in line with our safeguarding policy. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, right to work checks and any other necessary checks.
Meadholme is a small home set in the heart of Darlington which can offer five children twenty four hours support in a place of safety, stability and warmth.
The onus that Meadholme places on family is at the heart of the home with the ethos that each and every day offers a new opportunity to achieve, learn and thrive.
The children and young people who live at Meadholme often arrive with complex issues, resulting from difficult, unpredictable, childhood experiences.
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