Job Title: Residential Child Care Worker, Night Worker (RCCW)
Salary: £9.30 - £9.70 per hour, dependent upon experience
Location: Melton Mowbray
Hours: 42 hours per week, as per rota
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?
Would you like to start your Career in the Residential Childcare Sector?
Are you resilient, reliable and ready for a challenge?
Yes? Apply today to become a Residential Childcare Worker within one of our teams in Melton Mowbray!
About the homes
Options Autism are recruiting Night Residential Childcare Workers to join our team in Melton Mowbray and surrounds. Hickling Pastures Our beautiful and homely residential settings provide 24/7 care for up to five young people with complex heath and learning disabilities or Autism. Within the home the young people have their own room which they decorate to their individual tastes and cater for their requirements. The young people could display a variety of challenging behaviours. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference to these young adults regardless of the challenges you may be faced with.
About the Group
Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the role
This is a diverse position, you will be a corporate parent and a positive role model, helping fulfil the needs of the young people and improve their lives. When you start your shift, you will receive a hand over and start your Nightly tasks. This would involve getting the children settled, personal care, reading to them or doing small activities. Once the children are in bed, you would tidy the home and prepare for the next day, making sure that if the children need anything through the night you are attending to their needs.
You will be required to complete relevant paperwork, household chores, prepare breakfast and a handover to the day staff. You will also be required to administrate medication and maintain the young people’s personal care.
We ensure our staff are fully trained for any situation, once starting you will receive an induction, shadow shifts and regular supervisions.
Who are we looking for?
We would like you to join our family environment if you have a genuine desire to help and support the young adults. We need you to share our aim, to try and improve their lives, to give them every chance to have better days and a better future. You must be reliable, enthusiastic and resilient as well as compassionate, understanding and friendly.
Once you complete a 6 month probation period, you will be enrolled onto a NVQ 3 or Diploma in residential care. This will be funded and a lot would be completed on site. However, you must be self-motivated to complete the qualification.
Essential/ Desirable criteria
- Ability to work within a 24/7 operation
- Good communication and listening skills
- Able and willing to partake in relevant training and on occasion be involved in physical interventions
- Accurate record keeper
- Organisational skills
- Good team player
Why work for us?
Be part of the UK’s largest independent children’s services group and receive:
- Career progression opportunities
- Continuous personal development opportunities
- Enrich and improve the lives of our young people
- An interesting and varied career
- Hourly pay
- Sleep ins are paid £40
- Employee Rewards Hub
- Your Wellbeing Matters
Options Autism are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.
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