Job Details

Residential Care Worker

Location:         Hungerford, Berkshire.

Salary:            £24,298 - £25,648

Hours:              4 nights on, 4 nights off.

Contract:          Permanent, Full Time

If you have been affected by Covid-19 and you are looking for a secure job, we may have the role for you! We are happy to review candidates who do not necessarily have Residential care experience. If you have worked within a role where skills such as de-escalation, helping with challenging behaviour and keeping calm under pressure were utilised, please do apply.  

Service Overview

Ramsworth Cottage supports children and young people aged 8-18 years with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The 5 bedded home, set in a rural location in North Hampshire, will offer a holistic model of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. Ramsworth cottage is supported by a specialist independent Ofsted registered school, that provides our children and young people a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment to support their personal and academic needs. Located in the Thatcham area the home will be commutable from Newbury, Tadley, Basingstoke, Swindon and other surrounding towns and villages. The home is set in a rural location, therefore your own transport is require.

Acorn Education and Care Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Who we are looking for?

Ramsworth House are looking for candidates who can use their interests to engage with the children we work with. If you love boxing, sports, cooking, animals, hair and beauty, orienteering, video games etc. and you are a confident person, who has engaged with challenging behaviour, we would love to hear from you. Our children need support workers who are caring and empathetic but also supportive and reliable and who can confidently take control of a challenging situation to show our children and young people they are safe and secure. 

Benefits of working for us: 

  • 3 weeks of paid holiday
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters" 
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Job Summary and Duties:

Supporting the night time routine of the children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, the role of Night Residential Care Worker has responsibility to ensure the residents are offered a positive and safe environment, assisting the young people with their needs during the night. Whilst the residents sleep you will be expected to complete a range of domestic duties to ensure the cleanliness of the home, whilst also preparing packed lunches and assisting with breakfast duties in the morning. 

 

This role is offered on a full time basis, working 4 nights per week from 21.30 - 07.30 (10 hour shifts). (Please note this is a waking night position and therefore you are expected to stay awake during your shift). This role would suit an experienced support worker, or someone looking to start their career in the Health and Social Care sector.  

 

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include: 

  • Supporting the young people’s emotional needs throughout the night, managing their night time routine and any challenging behaviour 
  • Undertaking a range of domestic duties to include washing, ironing, cleaning, making lunches and preparing breakfast 
  • Building positive and appropriate working relationships with the young people and using effective strategies to manage behaviour 
  • Communicating with the wider care team to promote consistency throughout the home 

Skills, Knowledge and Aptitudes:

  • You must hold or be willing to work towards a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care or equivalent qualification 
  • Ability to provide consistent and structured approach to the care and support you provide 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Previous experience, or transferrable skills to allow working with children and young adults with challenging behaviour  
  • Have the flexibility and willingness to work shifts, including weekends 
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence 

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.