Residential Worker based at Faircroft Children's Home, Cobham, Surrey.
£23,951 per annum (plus 'sleep in' payment as required) for 36 hours per week.
You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
Faircroft Children's Home is located in Cobham close to the M25/A3 junction. We offer services to up to six young people aged 10-18 years old. We are committed to providing residential care as a positive choice, one that is responsive, creative and flexible in meeting the changing needs of the young people in our care.
Our well-established and dedicated team work to encourage young people to re-gain trust in adults with the aim that they will return to their own family, a substitute family or move towards independence.
Using and developing your personal life skills, you will engage young people in meaningful activities whilst maintaining firm boundaries. Building and sustaining appropriate relationships you will aspire to 'make a difference' and have a view to practice in a restorative way. Having the ability to demonstrate patience and resilience when working both on your own and as part of a team, you will promote a safe and nurturing environment.
Confident, adaptable and self-aware, you won't necessarily have experience of residential work, but you will need to demonstrate some experience of working with and understanding some of the complex issues many children and young people in care may have. As well as having a commitment to engage in professional development you must undertake, or be qualified to the equivalent of, a Level III Diploma (Children and Young People pathway). You will be capable of dealing with conflict when necessary, staying calm under pressure and working unsociable hours, including weekends and bank holidays, on a rota basis.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion, please contact Terry Brooks (Team Manager) or Elaine Hinton (Assistant Team Manager) on 01932 794684.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 02/06/2019
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 17/06/2019.