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Residential Support Worker

Budwood are always looking to recruit talented suitable candidates.

Location: Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Southampton
Salary: £28,765.00 – £32,068.30 (including sleep ins)

Main Duties and Requirements:

  • Experience of working with children and young people as well as understanding of the issues that face young people in care
  • Flexibility in your availability as you will be required to work 7 x 24 hour shifts including sleep ins over a 3 week rotation- 09:00am- 09:30am the following day
  • Promoting, safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our young people
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and trusting relationships with our young people
  • To work well as part of a team and must be able to accept direction and guidance
  • Encouraging the development of the individual interests of our young people
  • Hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People’s Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent – or be willing to work towards a required qualification and upgrade to a Level 4 diploma
  • Have a full UK driving licence and car as this role will involve travelling.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be able to work well as part of a small team
  • Be willing to undertake a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. Your DBS check shall be paid for by ourselves
  • Experience with Emotional Behavioural Disorder, Social/Residential Work or Youth Work would be advantageous.

Benefits of working for Budwood:

  • A sleep-in allowance of £64 per night
  • Up to 6 week’s holiday per year
  • All meals on duty are provided
  • Company pension
  • Access to our Exchange Employee Discount Scheme
  • Access to wellbeing programmes via our Exchange Provision
  • Comprehensive training programme, followed by a comprehensive and ongoing CPD Programme
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Monthly clinical and professional supervisions, access to therapeutic support

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Salary: £10.25 per hour/38.5hrs per week plus sleep-in shifts

Location: Dorchester, Bournemouth and Southampton

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be over 22 years old.
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Be qualified to NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent or be willing to undertake the qualification.
  • To have a passion and commitment towards working with young people.
  • To be friendly and supportive, and to have the ability to empathise with a non-judgemental approach.
  • To be flexible and able to cope with stressful situations.
  • To work well as part of a team and be able to accept direction and guidance.
  • To be sensitive to people of different backgrounds and be able to communicate well.
  • To be able to manage challenging behaviour, helping to develop self-control techniques.
  • To have the flexibility and willingness to work shift patterns which includes weekends and sleeping in duties.
  • A Driving Licence is essential, and ideally applicants will have access to a vehicle.

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