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Residential Support Worker x2 Penrith PL398e posted by Cumbria County Council

Full Time

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Residential Support Worker x2 Penrith PL398e

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26,999 - 27,905


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Job description
Salary: 26,999 - 27,905

The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role

Hours: 2 positions, at 37 hours per week

Workbase: Kendal

Contract Details: Permanent

Are you looking for a role where you can really make a difference to the life of a young person?

Cumbria County Council Children's Services are looking for Residential Support Workers to join our team, working to provide a high quality service to children and young people within the Looked After system.

We are currently in the process of expanding our services and increasing our local accommodation provision for Looked After Children, enabling them to live closer to their local communities and providing them with high quality support, ensuring their voice is heard and their wellbeing is a priority.

The Role:

As a Residential Support Worker, you will work as part of a wider team to assess each child and young person's needs, implementing individual care plans/programmes, and providing a level of supervision and support. You will build close relationships with the young people in our home, supporting their links and relationships outside of the home, encouraging them to connect with the communities around them.

This is a challenging but highly rewarding role, and you will be required to maintain appropriate and up to date records on each child/young person, working closely with the wider team and providing feedback to management where necessary for the young person's wellbeing.

Who we are looking for:

The role requires the ability to work with challenging situations and behaviours displayed by young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The right candidates will be caring, compassionate and committed to the service, with the skills to assess each young person's needs and implement individual care plans.

The role requires being able to operate within a shift system: this includes; days, evenings, overnight sleepovers and weekends. The role requires flexibility, good communication both verbally and written, and above all the capability to be a great team player.

In return, we can offer you:

A friendly and supportive working environment

Generous annual leave entitlement

Access to training and development

Challenging and rewarding work

Cycle to Work Scheme

Employee benefits and discounts

An apprenticeship

Local Government Pension Scheme

Free eye test and glasses for display screen users

Sessional payments for Sleep-in duties

Closing date for applications is Sunday 27th October and interviews will be held on 11th November

For more information about the role, or for any queries, please contact [Click here to apply]

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced vetting check

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