Department: Personal Support
Salary Details: £10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type: Permanent (waking night)
Hours Per Week: 40
Are you looking to start a career in residential childcare? Have you thought about working for The Beeches?
Everyone wants to do something meaningful with their life, and to do a job that has purpose. At The Beeches, helping children is at the heart of everything we do.
Our vision is to provide support and care for children with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours, promoting independence and choice. We value individual uniqueness and diversity, and achieving outcomes that matter most to the children and young people we care for.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Residential Care Worker to work within the children’s residential sector in Peterborough. In all our residential settings, we strive to create a home environment that exceeds the needs of children and young people. Our team are all passionate about promoting the wellbeing of children and young people, and have a caring and patient nature.
We are looking for an engaging and positive Waking Night Residential Care Worker to join our Peterborough service where we support children and young people aged between 8 to 18 years. Service users may have complex needs, challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and other emotional or social needs.
We are recruiting full time waking night workers across Peterborough.
Working hours will vary and will be discussed at interview. However as this is a fast-paced role, you must be flexible with hours due to the support required. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week, on weekends, and on bank holidays with sleep ins (sleep ins are required in this role). We plan our rotas in advance and in line with the needs of the service.
No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but will always be rewarding.
What you will need to succeed:
- Willing to complete/or currently possess Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care Children and Young People, or equivalent.
- You must have a full clean UK driving licence.
- Previous experience of working with children and young people is desirable.
What does a Residential Care Worker do?
- Supporting children and young people with focusing on their education, behaviour, and physical and mental wellbeing to achieve a positive outcome.
- You must be willing to go above and beyond for the children and young people, ensuring that they have experience of a childhood that they can reflect upon and carry with them into adulthood.
- Supporting young people to attend appointments, liaise with doctors and social workers on behalf of the young people trying to help them back into the community, helping with schoolwork, and assisting with any other outdoor activities.
- Enabling young people to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives through positive behaviours and planned activities.
- To react in emergency situations quickly and efficiently, and to ensure the wellbeing of the young children/people and others.
- You will be confident in complying with all regulatory requirements, i.e., Health and Safety, COSHH, RIDDOR and Accident Reporting.
- You will be confident with support plans and risk assessments, and be able to complete a thorough handover to the rest of the team and management regarding the individual concerned in a positive, structured, and professional manner.
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to young people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and benefits as one of our employees in addition to:
- 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays).
- Contributions into company pension scheme.
- Free access to round the clock employee assistance programme for advice and support.
*T&C’s apply based on contract. All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references. If you are successfully matched to a role, you will be classed as a key worker. Frontline health and social care workers and the most vulnerable are currently being vaccinated. If you join us in a supported role, you will be included in your local COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme. The Beeches UK are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine to help protect each other and the people we support. This is becoming increasingly important as evidence is starting to grow that the vaccine could help stop the spread of the virus, as well as protecting the person vaccinated from getting very ill.
To apply for this role, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the application form below.