Children's Residential Support Worker

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West Sussex
£25996 - £27049 per annum
Social Care
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Arch Resourcing are currently recruitng for several permanent Children's Residential Support Workers for services across Horsham and Cranleigh.

Purpose of post:
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for young males who display high levels of sexulaised behaviour and trauma that have been placed in the home
  • To give support to other staff in the home
  • To follow the daily routine in the home
Duties and responsibilities:
  • To ensure that a caring and stimulating environment is provided for the young people that takes into account individual developmental needs and enables young people to reach their full potential
  • To plan and prepare activities that meet the young people’s needs and stimulates their learning and integration within the home.
  • Keep abreast of legislation, guidelines, policies to ensure the Children’s Act, Children’s homes regulations and the national minimum standards are met at all times. To be aware of all Ofsted guidance and information in regards to the home.
  • To observe and assess young people’s progress and keep accurate records of their achievements, behaviour and important events in their lives. To produce and keep up to date a life book for any young person for whom you have key working responsibilities.
  • To work with local authorities/ placing authorities to ensure the care the young people receive is outstanding
  • To establish and maintain positive working relationships with parents/carers in a way that supports young people’s learning and development and values parental involvement where appropriate.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the home e.g. To help, where needed, including undertaking domestic tasks within the home, which will include preparation of meals, cleaning, shopping etc.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the home is fulfilled.
Personal specification:
  • To be aged 25 or over
  • Full and relevant Level 3 or above childcare qualification
  • MUST be a manual car driver
  • Knowledge of safe practice and training in physical intervention
  • Good understanding of the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • Up to date Safeguarding training
  • Knowledge of national minimum Standards
  • Knowledge of Key worker systems and record keeping
  • Knowledge of child development
  • To be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team as well as ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children procedures
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues in a residential home setting
  • Knowledge, understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Understanding of the specific needs of the client group within the home

7:00am - 15:00pm
14:30pm - 23:00pm
7:00am - 23:00pm
4 days on and 3 days off
4 days would consist of ealry or lates and one long day

**If you are interested in the role then please send your CV to or call 07873233105 for more infirmation**
Recruiting this role:
Stephen Ridley
Stephen Ridley