We are Recruiting!

​We are Recruiting for a Residential Social Care Worker

We are Recruiting for a Residential Social Care Worker

Job title:                                 Residential Social Care Worker     
Responsible to:                      Team Manager
Hours of work:                       Full Time        
Closing Date:                         13/10/17        
Salary:                                    £22,400 - £28,029

The Residential Social Care Worker is a key position, occupying a role critical to the overall welfare of young people in the residential setting. The overall purpose is to provide care and support to young people in a safe, stimulating and secure environment, ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements and guidance. The Residential Social Care Worker will uphold and promote the Christian ethos and values of the establishment.

Main Duties

  • Promote the wellbeing and protection of children and young people.
  • Contribute to the assessment of children and young people’s risks and needs through the development of care plans.
  • Promote effective communication for and about individuals.
  • Work effectively as part of a team supervising, monitoring and supporting young people to reach their full potential.
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the working environment.
  • Reflect on and develop your practice.
  • Support children and young people to manage their lives.
  • Work with children and young people to prepare them for adulthood, citizenship and independence.
  • Support children and young people to develop and maintain supportive relationships.
  • Support the social, emotional and identity development of children and young people.
  • Work with children and young people to promote their own physical and mental health needs.
  • Support the needs of children and young people with additional requirements.
  • Prepare, implement and evaluate group activities to address the offending behaviour of children and young people.
  • Contribute to child care practice in group living.
  • Process information relating to children and young people’s offending behaviour.
  • Contribute to protecting children and young people from danger, harm and abuse.
  • Contribute to the prevention and management of challenging behaviour in children and young people.
  • Model behaviour and relationships with children and young people which recognises the impact of crime on victims and communities.

Person Specification

You must possess or be working towards the Higher National Certificate in Social Care and/or the Scottish Vocational Qualification in Care at Level 3 (or Caring for Children and Young People), or equivalent qualifications recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council.

You will have experience in working in social care, preferably in residential child care or secure care.

Professional Qualities
You will possess capabilities in relation to viewing the safety and welfare of young people as paramount; giving commitment and support to the work of the team; making effective efforts to develop the skills and competences of others; appreciating the significance of safe care and interpreting this accurately for individual service users and others; recognising own areas of responsibility and accountability; and always maintaining a high standard of service delivery and consistency of approach in work practice.

Personal Qualities
You will be flexible and imaginative in dealing with challenging situations; be able to listen sympathetically, correctly responding to concerns, motives and feelings of others; have an open mindedness and flexibility in dealing with situations; be aware of the range of emotions in self and others; and be able to take responsibility for your own actions and effectively use your own initiative.

To apply
Please download the application form here and send it to:
Helen Campbell at Good Shepherd Centre, Greenock Road, Bishopton, PA7 5PW
Tel: 01505 864 500 or [email protected]  

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