Children's Residential Support Worker - Essex

  • Salary £17.5k - £19k per year
  • Location Canvey Island, Westcliff-on-Sea and East Tilbury
  • Time Full Time
  • Created 08-04-2019

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Dolphin Personnel are currently seeking Residential Support Workers to work in our Children's Homes in Essex (Canvey Island, Westcliff-on-Sea, East Tilbury)

The homes will be for children between the ages of 8 and 17 years old with both EBD and LD.

Full time, Part-time and bank positions available

We are looking for people who can make a positive impact on children and young people’s lives.

You will need to be/have

  • No less than 22 years of age (required)
  • Have excellent communication skills (required)
  • An ability to work as a part of a dedicated team
  • Be passionate and fun loving with the ability to maintain professional boundaries (essential)
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and protection procedures (desirable although training will be provided
  • Knowledge of emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties (desirable although training and support will be given)
  • NVQ diploma level 3 qualification is desirable but not essential (we will fund you to complete this qualification)
  • A basic understanding of IT and report writing (desirable but not essential)
  • Experience of managing challenging behaviour (desirable but not essential as training will be provided)
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations (essential)
  • The ability to provide high standards of care for children in all areas of their lives that enables them to grow and flourish and be the best they can be (essential)

The role will include weekend, bank holiday and evening working and may include sleep in duties which additional payments will be made.

What you will be offered:

Salary - £17,500 – £19,000 (role and experience dependent, dependent on job role. e.g RSW, Bank, Waking Nights)

  • Full time (contracted for 37.5 hours per week) rota, shift patterns, hours averaged over rota
  • Clear career progression
  • Comprehensive training package including funded NVQ level three
  • Regular team meetings
  • Regular supervisions with senior staff members
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Pension Scheme

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

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Dolphin Personnel have provided Albrighton Care Ltd with extensive support throughout the recruitment process for our homes. They are thorough in ensuring they seek and select the appropriate candidates for the roles we have had available and tailor the job descriptions to ensure the candidates selected have the necessary understanding, qualifications and experience for the services we provide. The recruitment consultants are conscientious, friendly and have demonstrated transparency throughout this process, ensuring that their approach adapted to the needs of Albrighton Care Ltd, which provided us with a bespoke service that was efficient and effective.

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We have used Dolphin Personnel successfully for many years and find them to be well-versed in knowing the calibre of staffing we need here at Trade Access Panels. Since we still utilise their services, we find the Dolphin staff to be extremely helpful and they are a very useful agency to recruit staff for our administrative positions. We would strongly recommend Dolphin.

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