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Residential Childcare Worker

Imagine Care
Kilmarnock
£22,757.28 - £23,849.28 a year - Permanent, Full-time

Location

Kilmarnock

Benefits
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  • Casual dress

Full job description

Residential Childcare Worker

Imagine Care

Location: Kilmarnock

Salary: £22,757.78 to £23,849.28 (dependent on qualifications)

Job type: Full-Time Permanent

Hours of work – 42 hour average working week

Imagine Care

“Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there”

Imagine Care is looking for professionals who can make a difference for children and young people. Based in a stunning new residential service in North Ayrshire, the team will have the opportunity to practice in a therapeutic space where the young people who have experienced significant trauma in their lives are supported to believe in a better tomorrow.

Employee Benefits

We value partnership, progress, and professionalism. In line with the core findings of 'the Promise', we recruit based on values and offer an exceptional environment for our team to achieve. Benefits include:

  • Flexible shift system available to align living and working needs
  • Three banded salary system to encourage development and career promotion
  • Learn from an accredited Therapeutic Crisis Intervention practitioner
  • Work within an innovative environment, current initiatives including training on using our online care planning system and outcomes tracker.
  • Career pathways are supported through partnership with local agencies

Please apply for this post if you have the following:

  • 2 years’ experience of working in a social care setting and have ideally SVQ 3/SCQF level 7 Social Services and/or HNC Social Services.
  • Driving Licence essential
  • Commitment to attain necessary qualifications (SVQ and HNC) and other mandatory training i.e., Child protection, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, First Aid, Fire Warden etc.
  • Are a highly motivated, team player who is able to work under pressure and remain calm in challenging situations.
  • Have a high standard of reporting and recording
  • Empathetic quality and attitude

Key Duties and Responsibilities as a Residential Child Care Worker:

  • Responsibility to promote the protection and wellbeing of children
  • Work in line with Imagine Care’s visions and aims
  • Contribute to the assessment of children and young people’s risks and needs through the development of care plans and risk management plans
  • Promote trauma informed practice, ensuring that the experiences and needs of young people are understood and appropriate supports are put in place
  • To ensure the therapeutic care of young people and be a positive role model
  • Work effectively as part of a team, attending meetings and engaging in development opportunities.
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health and safety in the working environment in accordance with policy and procedure
  • Reflect on and develop your practice by engaging in supervision, team meetings, training and any other learning opportunity as required by Imagine Care and SSSC
  • Support children and young people to manage their lives and achieve their full potential
  • Work with children and young people to prepare them for adulthood
  • To actively participate in social, recreational and educational activities with the young people.
  • Support children and young people to develop and maintain supportive relationships
  • Work with children and young people to promote their physical and mental health needs
  • Contribute to safeguarding children and young people from danger, harm and abuse
  • Contribute to the prevention and management of challenging behaviour in children and young people
  • Adhere to policies and procedures
  • Undertake administrative tasks and provide written reports as required
  • To understand both the GIRFEC Framework and SHANARRI Indicators and embed these into practice.
  • Ensure children and young people have a safe and clean environment to live, by ensuring all daily cleaning duties are completed
  • Meal preparation, promoting a healthy and nutritious diet.
  • Awareness and responsibility for the health and safety of children, young people, colleagues and yourself
  • Support Children and young people to attend education, engaging with educational staff as require
  • Take ownership of the organisation’s ethos ‘Believe in a Better Tomorrow’
  • The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time. It is the responsibility of the post holder to always comply with Equal Opportunities requirements
  • Any other reasonable management instruction

If you are interested in applying for this post, please click apply.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,757.28-£23,849.28 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress

Physical setting:

  • Residential home

Shift:

  • Day shift

Work Location: In person