Job Details

 

Residential Care Worker

Location:          Hampshire

Salary:             Up to £23,542.60 dependent on experience

Hours:              7 days on, 7 days off - 07:30- 22:00 & two on-call sleep in's are required with             one day off within your 7 days on. Free accommodation is provided for these 7 days on

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

Denmead is an Ofsted ‘Good’ registered independent children’s home offering residential care for children & young people aged 7-18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The residential home, set in a rural location in South Hampshire offers a holistic model of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. Hillcrest Denmead is within commutable distance from Waterlooville, Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth, Gosport and other surrounding towns and villages.

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?

Denmead 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 which equates to 3 lots of 3 weeks holiday per year 
  • Free accommodation for the 7 days on 
  • "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:

Participate in the rota for care of Service Users as part of the care team. To include:

  • Supporting the young people’s emotional needs throughout the shift, managing their routine and any challenging behaviour 
  • Undertaking a range of domestic duties to include washing, ironing, cleaning, making and preparing breakfast / lunch / dinner.
  • 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.