Action for Children
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (On-site)
£20,000 per year plus £50 per sleep in allowance.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Perks:: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, up to 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal.

Contract/Hours: Permanent Full Time 37 hours a week.  Shift times are 7am to 3pm, 2pm to 10pm. Waking Nights are  9.45pm to 7.45am. Sleep Ins will be required as and when necessary.

Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children. Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know…

About Action for Children

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. We're committed to ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to thrive. We protect and support vulnerable children, young people and their families by giving them the practical and emotional care and support they need. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

Merryfields is a 14 bed Short Break Residential Service providing 24 hour care for 5 to 18 year olds with moderate to severe learning disabilities. We strive and work towards providing top tiered person – centered care. We also hold various activities on a day-to-day basis to encourage social experiences and promote equality and diversity throughout the service.

What you will be doing

In the role of Assistant Residential Worker, it will be your responsibility to liaise with the children, young people and their families to ensure that their care is always to the best possible standard. You will also be supporting them with all aspects of their care.

You'll do this by:

- Supporting the service, we provide to children.
Supporting young people during their short breaks stay, including medication requirements, full training is provided.
- Taking responsibility for the personal care and routines of the young people.
- Supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes.
- Being responsible for the safeguarding of young people.
- Link working with young people (managing paperwork and files).

You will need:

Experience of working with children or young people (experience working with children with disabilities would be an advantage).
- QCF 3 diploma for children and Young People's workforce social care pathway or equivalent is desirable, or the willingness to work towards this.
- Working off your own initiative. 
- A positive and confident approach to engaging with children and young people.
- The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- A flexible approach to working hours (service open seven days a week).
- A good standard of written English and the ability to make accurate notes for record-keeping purposes.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and how having a diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We offer career progression and the opportunity to further develop your skills and qualifications

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.

Please note there are further job roles at Merryfields. Please search Merryfields in the careers search on the Action for Children website for other opportunities that may suit your skills and availability

Application process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We also want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But, feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

 

Refreshed on: 13 July 2022
Closed date: 20 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 5966
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker