Residential Support Worker

Company: Budwood

Location: Poole

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 16 August 2024

Salary: £30,807.04- £33,309.54 (includes sleep in shifts)

Specific Hours: Shift Pattern on rotation

Residential Support Worker

Full-time, permanent

Unqualified Salary: Base salary of £23,063.04 earning up to £30,807.04 with sleep in shifts.

Qualified Salary (full diploma Level 4 qualified upgraded from Level 3): Base salary of £25,565.54 earning up to £33,309.54 with sleep in shifts.

Location: Poole 

Specific Hours: Shift pattern on rotation

Who are we?

Budwood, a part of Polaris Community, are a local business providing Residential Care and Support to children and young people with emotional behavioural difficulties as well as social and emotional mental health. Our young people here may have experienced adverse childhood experiences and so the aim of the service is to provide them with a stable comfortable home. As such, they will receive high levels of support and guidance to keep them safe as well as guidance to enable them to learn new skills to help with a successful transition to independence and adulthood.

We are looking for passionate Residential Support Workers to join one of our homes in Poole. You will be a part of a team that provide flexible and individual care packages towards all our children and young adults. Working for Budwood, you will be joining a supportive and collaborative team which recognises you as an individual. All staff are trained in ‘Developmental Trauma’ and therapeutic parenting to best aid your understanding and ability to provide young people with the best support possible.

Please see our website where you can see videos of our staff and young people talking about working and living at a Budwood home.

Main Duties and Requirements:

  • Experience of working with children and young people as well as understanding of the issues that face young people in care
  • Flexibility in your availability as you will be required to work 7 x 24 hour shifts including sleep ins over a 3 week rotation- 09:00am- 09:30am the following day
  • Promoting, safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our young people
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and trusting relationships with our young people
  • To work well as part of a team and must be able to accept direction and guidance
  • Encouraging the development of the individual interests of our young people
  • Hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People's Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent – or be willing to work towards a required qualification and upgrade to a Level 4 diploma
  • Have a full UK driving licence and car as this role will involve travelling.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be able to work well as part of a small team
  • Be willing to undertake a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. Your DBS check shall be paid for by ourselves
  • Experience with Emotional Behavioural Disorder, Social/Residential Work or Youth Work would be advantageous.

Benefits of working for Budwood:

  • A sleep-in allowance of £64 per night
  • Up to 6 week’s holiday per year
  • All meals on duty are provided
  • Company pension
  • Access to our Exchange Employee Discount Scheme
  • Access to wellbeing programmes via our Exchange Provision
  • Comprehensive training programme, followed by a comprehensive and ongoing CPD Programme
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Monthly clinical and professional supervisions, access to therapeutic support

Budwood Limited is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

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