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Residential Care Worker- Children’s Residential- Hillcrest Beachlands

Salary:
£18,481 p.a - £20,977 p.a, depending on experience (plus £31.50 sleep in allowance per shift)
Location:
Hayling Island
Company:
OUTCOMES FIRST GROUP

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Hillcrest Beachlands is an Ofsted 'Good' registered residential home for six young people aged 11 - 18 with complex social, emotional and mental health needs. Our beautiful residential home, located on Hayling Island, within easy walking distance of the beach, offers a therapeutic model of care to our residents which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. Beachlands is supported by a specialist independent Ofsted registered school that provides our residents a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to support their personal and academic needs. We are within commutable distance of Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Gosport, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Fareham, Southampton and other surrounding towns and villages.

Hillcrest Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary and Duties

Working as a Residential Care Worker you will join an established and experienced care team in the mentoring and educating of children and young people who can display challenging behaviour. This position focuses on developing independent life skills whilst providing a therapeutic care environment. The role at times may be challenging but will always be rewarding.

We have positive links with many local youth clubs including, Scouts, Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Football, Rugby and Judo. Staff also support the young people to access a wide range of community facilities, such as, Skate parks, swimming pools, outdoor gyms, trampoline parks, go karting, trips away and many more.

This role is offered on a full time basis, working on a 2 on 3 off shift pattern which includes 1-2 sleeps in’s per shift (paid at an additional rate).

 Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include:

  • Supporting, mentoring and educating our children in day to day activities to develop their emotional and social needs  
  • Developing personal and practical skills to enhance independent living  
  • Positive engagement to encourage our children and young adults in their development   
  • Reporting and recording key aspects of care and developing your professional skills as part of on-going development  
  • Managing complex behaviour that can be challenging 

In return our benefits include:

  • Generous retention bonuses and enhanced pay scales
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • Automatic pension scheme enrolment
  • Discounted retail vouchers
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • The chance to earn additional payments through our Refer a Friend scheme
Key Skills Required
  • Hold or be willing to work towards the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care or equivalent qualification  
  • Ability to provide consistent and structured approach to the care and support you provide  
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team  
  • Previous experience working with children and young adults with challenging behaviour   
  • Have the flexibility and willingness to work shifts, including weekends  
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence and drive as part of the role

Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Teams.

Please apply online now or call 0330 998 0441 for Recruitment for further information.  

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications   

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care are therefore his post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.  

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