Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
There is 1 x Full time 36 hours post and 1 x Part time 25 hours post available. The salary advertised will be pro-rata for the part time 25 hours per week post.
You will be working with our dedicated staff at Merrifield House, our Children's Resource Centre in Hayes which was recently awarded an 'outstanding' result in an Ofsted inspection. You will be part of a team who provide care and support to up to nine children and young people (per shift) aged between 10 years and 17 years, all of whom may have complex needs or challenging behaviours.
In this rewarding role you will be responsible for ensuring a high level of care and support for young people. You will be responsible for helping residential staff to assist young people and monitor the unit throughout the day. This role will require you to supervise young people and make recordings, support them to attend education and appointments as well as writing reports and attending meetings. You will also be required to carry out some domestic duties within the unit. You will work alongside the residential care workers to promote best practice and safeguard vulnerable young people.
You will have previous experience in residential care and have demonstrable life and / or work experience of vulnerable children with challenging behaviour or complex physical and emotional needs. To be considered for this role you will also need to demonstrate a wealth of experience of working in similar residential settings.
You will show a willingness to undertake a QCF (Qualifications credit frame work) Diploma for children and young people's workforce or are already holding an NVQ 3 working with children and young people in social care. You should possess sound knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development particularly within a multi-cultural society. However, it will be your passion to make a real difference that will be critical to your success in this role.
If you are successful in your application for this role you will be required to work on a rota, covering 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.