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
Senior Residential Support Worker
Meadholme, Dene Grove, Darlington, DL3 9LU
Salary: £25,919.56 – £28,917.69 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 Senior Residential Support Worker, you will:
- To assist the Manager and Deputy Manager in providing operational management of the staff team and to deploy appropriate staff resources in order that key tasks are fulfilled.
- To 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 organise, deliver and co-ordinate induction, supervision, appraisal and support of individual staff in the team, as required by the Manager.
- To ensure care plans are implemented, monitored and reviewed. To participate in the review of care plans.
- To ensure that the administration tasks of the home are carried out efficiently and effectively to make best use of management and information systems.
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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