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.
Senior Residential Support Worker
Darlington, Co. Durham
Meadholme is a specialist provision for children and young people, who have a range of identified complex and challenging needs such as: Autism, Learning Difficulties, Mental Health Issues, complex needs and other health needs.
Meadholme helps children and young people face some of the most challenging transitions they might encounter on their pathway to independence. Whether this is the transition from hospital to the community, or from residential care to independence, young people will experience at our services the relationships and clinical support they need to achieve success in adulthood.
As a senior 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.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to include clinical staff such as psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational health, therapists, education and social workers in order to achieve positive outcomes.
You will have proven experience of supporting children and young people in a similar environment. It is essential for the applicant to hold the relevant Diploma 3/4 qualification in Health and Social Care. Experience managing teams is desirable.
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 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.
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