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Children's Residential Worker - Learning Disabilities

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: surreycc/TP/287912/42
  • Published: Wed 07/02/2024, 10:16 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/02/2024, 10:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £27897 - £30048 per annum + Enhanced rates for unsociable hours
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Woking

This role has a starting salary of £27,897 per annum based on a 36-hour week, rising up to £30,048 per annum. Enhanced rates of pay are available for occasional bank holidays, weekends and sleep-ins.

Are you passionate about providing a safe place for vulnerable children to call home?

Do you have transferable skills developed through your experience in an additional needs or specialist education environment?

Ever considered a rewarding career in care with an ambitious and dedicated residential service?

If so, Ruth House in Woking could be your next home!

Due to our legal obligations, we can only accept applications from people 22 years old and above.

Please note, if you are an international candidate looking for a role within our residential service, you must have a minimum of 2 years left on your visa and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years. We are unfortunately not able to offer sponsorship at this time.

You will need to the willingness and ability to travel to meet the demands of the role.

Our Home

Our Residential Workers turn our Residential Houses into Residential Homes and this is no different for Ruth House which is our home dedicated to caring and supporting children and young people with autism and/or learning disabilities.

In the same way that you will support the children and young people in Ruth House, we will support you too! We offer the opportunity to gain the nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare - a requirement that you'll achieve within two years of starting. Not only will this qualification unlock new opportunities for you, including the chance to become a Senior Residential Worker earning £31,262 per annum, but it will also equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel as a Residential Worker.

Rewards and Benefits

  • 26 days' holiday rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
  • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
  • Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
  • Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
  • Relocation bonus

Our Aim

We are committed to providing exceptional homes for the children we are entrusted to support, which is no less than they deserve.

Our homes strive to be nurturing, fun and inspirational places where our young people feel safe to be themselves and can rely on us to guide, care, and support them to thrive whatever their challenges and this is where you come in!

The Opportunity

As a valued member of the team at Ruth House you will positively contribute to the lives of the children and young people in our home, working to build effective relationships with them, supporting them with routine personal care, co-ordinating activities and holidays, creating meaningful care plans, working together with partner organisations, writing reports and ensuring records are kept clear and up to date. These are just some examples of the work you will do that will support our children and young people with their everyday lives.

Like all supportive, caring, and compassionate home environments; no two days are the same, they throw up complex and challenging situations and are on 24/7 - 365 days of the year. So, let's be honest, if you are looking for a 9-5 job which is straight forward and predictable, you might want to sit this one out.

There will be swearing, shouting, and the occasional tear. But there will also be happiness, laughter, and smiles. There will be reward for hard work, determination, and resilience, knowing that you make a difference.

So, if you think you have what it takes, can match our energy to be exceptional, and are willing to learn, we (and our children) really want to hear from you.

To apply you will need to upload your CV and answer the following questions:

  1. Looking at our advert please tell us what it is about the role that has motivated you to apply?
  2. Please tell us about the relevant experience or transferable skills you have in relation to this role?
  3. What three qualities do you have that would make you a good Support Worker and why will these be important?
  4. Please tell us how you would you handle a situation where challenging behaviour was present? Please offer a relevant example if you can.

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to a short first round virtual interview to explore your answers to the above questions (lasting approx. 10-15 min), and if successful following this, invited to meet us at one of our homes for an interview. We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so feel free to submit an application as soon as you wish, and we will come back to you as quickly as possible.

Contact Us

Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th March 2024.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

We are committed to the safe recruitment of staff in our Residential homes across Surrey therefore if you are successful in being offered a role within our service, we will work with you to collect all required checks in line with government guidance.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: surreycc/TP/287912/42
  • Published: Wed 07/02/2024, 10:16 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/02/2024, 10:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £27897 - £30048 per annum + Enhanced rates for unsociable hours
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Woking

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