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- London, UK
- Full-time employment
- Posted on 07 Nov, 2018
- Start date:
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- £ 22,664.0 per year
Waking Night Residential Support Workers
Salary £21,634 - £22,664, depending on Experience and Qualifications
Exciting opportunity to join our professional Team at one of our homes in London and make a real difference to young people’s lives.
About the Role
As Waking Night Residential Support Worker you will be involved in the direct day to day support of young people aged 11 to 17, joining in with activities, coaching on life skills, helping with homework and being a positive role model. You will also complete detailed records, write reports and assist with the general upkeep of the home.Key working for one or two of the young people will be expected.
Applicants should have:
- Experience of working with Children and Young People.
- Awareness of issues facing young people such as bullying, gangs and sexual exploitation.
- Knowledge of relevant laws and procedures relating to safeguarding young people.
- Have high personal and professional standards.
- Flexibility to undertake shift working including weekends and bank holidays, and occasional sleep-ins.
- Have the ability to build genuine and trusting relationships and real passion for working with Young People.
- Hold a vocational qualification at a minimum of level 3, particularlyDiploma Level 3 for Residential Childcare.
In return we offer:
- Salary £21,634 to £22,664, depending on qualifications and experience, rising incrementally to £25,446 based on performance.
- A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
- 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
- Industry Leading training programme including access to level 3 qualifications, children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy,
- Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
- BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
- Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers.
- Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
- Discretionary Funding Training Programs.
- Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
- Fantastic opportunities to develop your career within our range of services.
St Christopher’s Approach
At St Christopher’s Fellowship, Social Pedagogy is our core philosophy of care, drawing together theories and concepts from related disciplines such as sociology, psychology, education, philosophy, medical sciences and social work. Our use of social pedagogy centres on attachment theory and building positive relationships with young people to bring out their inner “diamond”.
We make sure our actions reflect our values. Working in this way allows us to build trust and empower people to do their best, whatever their role.
At St Christopher’s having the right people and investing in their development is crucial. Our Training Team, alongside the Home Managers, ensure that each member of staff has a detailed development plan that matches the work they do and equips them to be knowledgeable, creative, calm, supportive and confident in whatever situation comes their way.
At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.
Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.
Please when submitting your application, let us know why you would like to work with us and what experience you have working with Young People.Please state preferred location.
Next Interview Date: 13th November
Please bear in mind that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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St Christopher’s is a charity that was set up in 1870 to support children and young people in the UK and Isle of Man. We do this by providing children’s homes, supported housing, fostering and specialist support services, all designed for young people in care, on the edge of care, or leaving care. When they live with us they feel safe and car
- Health & Social Care, Charity & Non-profit
- London, UK
- 201-500 employees
- Founded in 1870
1 Putney High St, London, UK