Residential Youth Worker

| £26,483

Employer: Safe Places for Children
Sector/Specialism: Charity

Residential Youth Worker
Cheshire East, Cheshire

About Us

We’re Safe Places for Children, a charity that works across the UK and Northern Ireland to provide young people in care with tailored, individual therapeutic residential services. Registered as a charity in 2016, our mission is to guide and support young people with extreme trauma into less intense models of care.

We are currently looking for a Residential Youth Worker to join our team in Cheshire East, on a permanent, full-time basis working 38 hours per week.

The Benefits

- A salary of £26,483
- Overtime hours paid as higher value the usual hourly rate
- Extra Sleepovers are paid at £69
- Toil system to use overtime as leave, sick leave or can cash out hours.
- 1 week accrued paid sick pay
- Paid weekly wage
- 3.5% employer pension contribution
- £200 bonus on anniversary
- Access to paid external therapy sessions

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual from a crisis management background with a solution-focused approach to help us make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children in our care.

Our values focus on being supportive, responsive, passionate, professional and united and we seek passionate, qualified people who identify with them. As a valued member of our team, we will provide you with exceptional support and excellent opportunities for professional development and training.

So, if you can make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in care and have been looking for an organisation to support you in this goal, then we want to hear from you!

The Role

As a Residential Youth Worker, you will play a frontline role in the delivery and case management of care services to young people at our residential home.

Ensuring the safety of the young people in our care as well as your colleagues and the public, you will provide excellent levels of care based on children’s physical and behavioural needs. During the course of the children’s care, you will create Risk Assessments, Safety Plans and Positive Behaviour Support Plans.

Facilitating young people’s engagement with our programmes, you will help them achieve positive outcomes such as constructing positive routines through activities such as outdoor hobbies.

Additionally, you will:

- Maintain a clean, safe environment within the home
- Communicate with local authorities and partner organisations involved in the direct care of individuals
- Evaluate the impact of your work with an emphasis on reflective practice
- Ensure all legal and organisational policies and procedures are adhered to including Health & Safety

About You

To be considered a Residential Youth Worker, you will need:

- Experience of crisis management
- The demonstrable ability to provide solutions in a professional manner
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- The ability to competently use computer software including Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer
- A full, valid driving licence

All members of staff are required to complete extensive background checks.

Hours include a minimum of 28 weekday hours, 10 weekend hours and two sleepovers.

A waiting list may be compiled for any similar fixed-term or permanent vacancies that arise in the next 12 months.

The closing date for this role is 18th July 2022.

Other organisations may call this role Community Youth Worker, Support Worker, Youth Support Worker, Young Person’s Support Worker, or Youth Support Services Co-ordinator.

Webrecruit and Safe Places for Children are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you can make a real difference to young people’s lives as a Residential Youth Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.