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Residential Worker

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18,986.00 - 24,037.00  per year



Forres UK


Full time

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Aug 31, 2017

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Location: Forres How we work:Action for Children does what is right, does what is needed and does what works for children in the UK.  Every year, our team changes the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families.  We aim to provide high quality care with skilled and effective intervention which will enable young people to make informed decisions and choices in their lives. Offering a flexible needs led placement we are able to engage with our most vulnerable and hard to reach young people giving them time and space to reflect and make positive and sustained behaviour change. Using a range of accredited methods that we can evidence work well in the residential setting, young people develop trusting relationships that allow them to flourish and feel loved and cared for. As a Residential Worker, you will be working in Forres, Moray you are required to be a resourceful and motivated individual, a flexible, creative thinker who can work on their own initiative and as part of a team in a varied and challenging role. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential, with particular reference to presenting information such as report writing and recording daily occurrences. How you'll make a difference:By being inclusive and involving young people in things that effect their life.By nurturing young people it gives young people a voice and improves outcomes for young people.By creating a loving and safe environment, it empowers young people to make their own choices.By supporting young people to develop effective and appropriate coping strategies for their emotions and anxieties (Safe, Healthy, and Responsible) empowers them in dealing with their future.By supporting young people to access education (Achieving, Included) allows them to develop at their pace of learning.By supporting young people to develop appropriate friendships and access to extra-curricular activities of their choice. (Included, Active) This improves their confidence to be part of a peer group and social circle.By supporting young people to strengthen family relationships in the transition home or to support young people to progress to independent living. (Nurtured, Safe, Responsible, Respected).By supporting young people to remain healthy through accessing all relevant health appointments, eating a healthy diet and taking regular exercise (Healthy, Active). What you'll need:Registration with SSSCHNC in Social CareSVQ III or willing to work towardsIT skills to ECDL standardExperience of working with children and young people who have challenging behaviours, ideally within a residential setting.Driving license essential How we reward you:One role. Many rewards. Find out about our benefit package here:  For more information on this opportunity please contact Brenda Deacon - Registered Manager on 01542 839068. Please note: Interviews are planned to be held on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September 2017. Job reference number: RS101999

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