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Residential Support Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
04/11/2021 23:59
£22,000 - £26,000 (dependant on experience)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:

Job details 

Closing date:
4 Nov

Further information

We are looking for a Children's Home Residential Support Worker to join our team in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.

About hopespring:

hopespring is a charity that provides services and schools for Children and Young People with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties and mental health problems.

We deliver therapeutic care in an award-winning environment where children are able to work through and heal from their trauma.

hopespring is a specialist in delivering quality services to children, young people and their families; specialising in providing therapeutic care for children and young people with complex needs, working with the therapy team.

We believe in:

• Dedication to quality, professionalism and service.

• Delivering value to customers and developing its staff.

• Working hand in hand with a therapy team.

hopespring has two Therapeutic Schools, a young mum's supported accommodation provision and a Therapeutic Children's Home.

Due to continued success, Hopespring is seeking to recruit a Residential Support Worker, to work in our Sunderland Children’s home. The successful candidates will have experience in working with children and young people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties and mental health problems.

The Role:

• The successful candidate will conduct him/herself at all times in a manner which is complementary to the ideals, goals and expectations of a caring establishment.

• To contribute as that of a professional parent and to take a child centred approach to enable each child/young person to grow and develop healthily, promoting and maximising their educational opportunities and/or other achievements.

• A vital part of your role will be providing the children/young people with emotional and social support, helping them to develop meaningful relationships with other children and adults as well as encouraging them to become involved with local communities.

• You will ensure records and reports are kept regarding children/young people and that these reports are relevant, accurate and up to date.

• This position requires a commitment to undertake training as required for the proper and full conduct of duties.

Ideal Candidate:

• Preferably has experience in a similar role working within a children’s home.

• Must have experience working in a Residential Children's Home.

• Willingness to work towards Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare

• Ability to cope with flexible working hours

• You will possess good organisational and time management skills, with an ability to take responsibility for your own workload and work independently as well as part of a team.

• Be able to follow company procedures and policies, concerning staff holiday, hours worked, sickness absence, overtime, health and safety, confidentiality, etc.

• Be flexible to work including on an on-call basis to cover staff at short falls and/or operational emergencies.

• UK driving licence with max 3 points and ability to drive with young passengers


hopespring is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people in our care. All staff have a key role and responsibility in this area.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.

hopespring is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process we will undertake checks to ensure that you do not pose of risk of harm to children and young people.

Essential Skills:

• Ability to participate in a range of activities with enthusiasm

• Ability to form positive working relationships with parents and outside agencies

• Ability to become an integral part of a team

• Ability to build positive relationships with children and young people

• Ability to maintain professional standards at all times

• Ability to support young peoples in their daily routines in a variety of settings

Desirable Skills:

• Ability to organise and lead recreational activities

• Ability to contribute to written reports

• Ability to make verbal contributions to Reviews and Case Conferences

• Ability to provide counselling to individual young people

Application Process:

Candidates will need to fill in the application form attached to this advert to be considered.

Please return your completed application to recruitment@hopespringcharity.org

Once all applications have been reviewed, we will shortlist for interviews. Further information will be provided prior to attending an interview.

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