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
Meadholme is a specialist provision for children and young people, who have a range of identified complex and challenging needs such as:
Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Issues and other health needs.
As a Residential Support Worker you should be highly motivated, committed and have a genuine interest in delivering the highest quality of care for children and young people in an outstanding residential setting.
You will support the care team, deputy manager and manager in developing the service, contributing to positive outcomes for the children and young people and the service as a whole.
You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to include clinical staff such as psychiatrist, psychologists, occupational health, therapist, education and social workers in order to achieve positive outcomes for the children and young people.
You will have experience of supporting children or adults in a similar environment. It is desirable for the applicant to hold the relevant Diploma 3/4 qualification in Health and Social Care, however applicant without this qualification can also be considered.
To apply, please submit your CV with an email address and contact number
What Young Foundations Can Offer:
Join an award winning organisation that offers Industry Leading Training
Young Foundations was the recipient of the prestigious Laing Buisson ‘Innovation In Care Award 2018’ and 'Children's Services Award 2020', and is fully committed to the provision of exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of its employees: including training in attachment disorder, neurology, development and mental health and well-being.
The opportunity to study for a Bachelor’s degree while you work
Young Foundations believe that the professionalism and expertise of our frontline staff should be recognised, by allowing them to achieve a credible level of nationally recognised qualification while they work. With this in mind, 2018 saw the launch of the Foundation Degree sponsorship programme in partnership with Glyndwr University, Wales. This programme allows the part funding of Young Foundations employees, to follow University programmes of work based education, that will lead to FdA and later BA (Honours) qualifications in Therapeutic Childcare
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.
Working for us
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