Residential Worker Nights

Full time Full day

Role: Residential Worker Nights

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Perks: Annual leave of 29 days, plus public holidays,?flexible?maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, up to 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our career's portal. 

Contract/Hours: Permanent, part-time, (shift rolling rota), 20/30hours- 9.15pm – 7.15am

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood.?Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard and we campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.? 

The role

Are you a naturally empathetic, focused and passionate about changing the lives of children and their families throughout the UK for the better? We have a unique opportunity for experienced residential care workers to join our team in Edinburgh. This is an exciting and rewarding role with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact. Our aim is to give every young person we work with the support and guidance to reach their potential and support their aspirations for a positive future, and this is a vital part of our work.

We provide a residential short break's service to children(aged 5-21) with learning disabilities and behaviours that may challenge. This will include supporting with set routines, attending to personal care and the administration of medication following the appropriate training.
You will provide care for our young people overnight by supporting with set routines, attend to personal care and administer medication following appropriate training. You will work with the team to develop and deliver young person-centred plans in relation to their needs through the night.

You will make a difference by:

-Having the ability to work flexibly.

-Building strong relationships with the young people you are working with.

-Promoting a safe environment, where young people can thrive and try out new experiences and have fun.

-Advocating on behalf of the children and young people.

-Becoming part of the staff team and providing support for young people during their stay.

-Working as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team.

You will need:

-Previous experience of working in a residential life space desirable but not essential.

-To be open and committed to the training that we shall provide.

-SVQ Level 3 in children and young people and a HNC in social care or the willingness to work towards this.

-Ability to work under pressure while maintaining drive and enthusiasm and good core values. 

-To be able to effectively and safely deal with children and young people with challenging behaviour.

-Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

-Good knowledge of IT and ability to work confidently using it – specifically word and email.

-Good knowledge of Safeguarding, and keeping young people safe.

-To be SSSC registered or to be willing to gain this.

Working here is so much more than a job. It's an investment of time to truly make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people, and families across the UK. 

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and our ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we encourage applications from everyone.

We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace. 

If you're interested in finding out more, click apply and visit our careers portal for more information. 

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 7th & 8th July 2022

If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Jessica Jarvis email .uk who will be happy to give you any support you require. 

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