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Residential Care Worker

Company: Care Today, 2nd Floor, Lansdowne House    Location: Stoke-on-Trent
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Residential Care Worker to join Care Today, working with children at a Children´s Home

This is a rewarding opportunity to work with children in a residential care setting, providing day to day support, guidance and activities to children and teenagers. Role provides on the job training (including Level 3 Diploma) and excellent opportunities for further progression and training as well as flexible shift work with for an experienced, family-run organisation.

Residential Care Worker Requirements:
Previous experience is not necessary but would be seen as an advantage.
Requires shift work, including nights and weekends
Full driving licence
Applicants must be over the age of 21 for Regulatory reasons
Must be willing to complete training, including Level 3 Diploma for Children & Young People´s Workforce (provided and paid for by the employer)
Applicants must undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check prior to start of employment (cost met by employer) and full references will be taken

As a Residential Care Worker, your duties and responsibilities will be:

Provide day to day support, care and guidance to children and teenagers in a residential care setting
Encourage young people to succeed and progress through education and other activities
Work as a team with other members of staff to provide a consistent, supportive and caring environment for young people
Assist with transportation of young people to various appointments and activities where required
Maintain the children´s home to a suitable standard ensuring that it remains a welcoming and safe environment for young people to live in, which will include

regulatory and required paperwork
Work closely with young people to achieve personal goals and objectives and address any issues as and when they arise, working with other professionals where required / appropriate.

An ideal Residential Care Worker will have the necessary Skills & Qualities:

Ability to work with young people from all backgrounds and walks of life
Ability to cope with and respond to challenging behaviour in a constructive way
Good communication skills
Able to work within a team
Able to support young people and colleagues with a positive attitude
Willing / able to take part in normal activities with young people (e.g. cinema, shopping etc.).

Organisation:
Care Today was established in 1991 and continues to rapidly develop, providing residential care services across many parts of the UK. As a family run business, Care Today´s culture is supportive and flexible, investing a lot into staff development and training. There are opportunities for progression within the company for the right people, all the way up to management level with full training provided by the sister organisation Training 2 Care.

Full time and bank contract positions are available.