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Residential Support Worker - Barrow

Employer
Cumbria County Council
Location
Cumbria
Salary
£28,226 to £29,174
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Sector
Housing
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you looking for a role where you can really make a difference to the life of a young person?

We are looking for a Residential Support Worker to join our team, working to provide a high-quality service to children and young people within the Looked After system. In this role, 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.

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 candidate will be caring, compassionate and committed to the service, with the skills to assess each young person’s needs and implement individual care plans.

We operate within a shift system: this includes days, evenings, overnight sleepovers, and weekends, so candidates will need to work within this. The role requires flexibility, good communication both verbally and written, and above all the capability to be a great team player. If this is the kind of rewarding career move you are looking for, please apply today!

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Cheryl.athersmith@cumbria.gov.uk

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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