Residential Activity & Support Worker

Care · Southampton, Romsey, New Forest and surrounding areas, Hampshire
Department Care
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £20,130 - £32,000 DOE, contracted hours & sleep-ins

Do you have experience of working with vulnerable young people?

Have you experience of being a positive role model who can build trusting relationships with children and young people aged 8-18?


Key Applicant Criteria: You will need experience of supporting vulnerable young people within a residential care environment, or another professional setting.  You will be compassionate, resilient, committed to being a positive role model and confident in managing challenging behaviours. You will also need to be flexible, working a residential care rota which includes evening, weekends and holiday periods.  A full UK driving licence is also desirable for this role.


New Forest Care are looking to recruit dynamic Residential Support Workers who are committed to providing our young people with a safe and supportive environment in our small-scale homes based throughout the New Forest.


We engage our young people through programmes of adventurous activity and form quick but meaningful relationships with them to support them in gaining positive life experiences and making positive choices. Our young people can be challenging and present with emotional and behavioural difficulties, ADHD and autism.


Shift pattern: 44 or 51 hours per week - Shifts are 14.5 hours so you can expect to work between 3-4 shifts per week: Mon - Sun.


Salary banding:  £20,130 - £24,140 dependent on experience, qualifications, contracted hours and service worked in.


Enhancements to pay: (dependent on service worked in) £2,000 to £7,500 per annum for sleep-ins (Sleep-ins are paid between £45 - £55).


Purpose of the role:


  • To act as a positive adult role model for our young people within our residential homes.
  • To provide a safe and nurturing environment to support, advise and guide our young people to develop social, emotional and physical well-being.
  • To help them develop self-esteem, a feeling of safety and develop personal strategies to deal with unhelpful behaviour and thoughts, and ultimately to achieve their optimum potential.
  • To support and contribute to the smooth day to day running of all aspects in the home including finances.
  • To provide consistent, high quality service that supports the assessed needs of residents and to advocate for their well being.
  • To actively promote and engage in promoting creativity, openness and a strong team work ethic.
  • To support a culture where people are valued and supported to make a difference to the lives of others.


Why work for us?


  • Staff bonus after 2 years' service and subject to company performance
  • Commitment to high quality support, on-going training and continued professional development
  • Readily available overtime
  • Staff Introduction Bonus
  • Be part of a supportive staff group with the focus on team work, employee well-being and engagement, including annual team building events
  • High staff to child ratios and NO agency staff
  • All meals provided when on shift


New Forest Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.


No agencies please


 

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  • Location
    Southampton, Romsey, New Forest and surrounding areas, Hampshire
  • Department
    Care
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    £20,130 - £32,000 DOE, contracted hours & sleep-ins