Why Do Some Children Come into The Care System?
It is often the chaotic environment within the birth family. Often the parent(s) struggled to prioritise the child(ren) so two of the main reasons they end up in care is neglect and abandonment.
It is likely there have been no routines or boundaries within the home. This often leads to behavioural issues. Children may not have had their emotional needs met, they were not comforted when they were sad or feeling poorly, not fed when they were hungry and not tended to when they were hurt. The lack of empathy and care from their parent(s) can have serious consequences.
Stability, consistency, and routine are critical to children as they move through their developmental stages.
We are recruiting Support Workers to offer children and young people in Residential
Care stability, consistency, love, predictability, and commitment to help them overcome traumatic and abusive experiences.
You will need a high degree of patience and tolerance. You will need the ability to put yourself in the mind of the child(ren), to understand what is going on in their head and to understand why they react in certain ways.
The children and young people you care for are likely to have had some challenging early life experiences, but this is a unique opportunity to help these children recover from those experiences and to have a happy future.
Please get in touch to tell us why you are suitable for this job role. Please list your qualifications, skills and previous experience on your CV and we will contact you within 48 hours if your application is shortlisted. We are also available at the weekend to take any calls on 01332 897968
Please note that this is intended as a guide only, rates of pay will vary depending on experience and qualifications and will be discussed during the interview.
We are recruiting on behalf of your prospective employer and they are currently conducting their interviews via Zoom and Microsoft Teams
This role is ideal for those working and/or studying in a health or social care setting with children and young people. We are keen to hear from those who hold a relevant qualification and those who have been Foster Carers, Social Workers, Residential Childcare Workers, Youth Workers, and Family Centre Workers.
Please note, this is a full-time position and will require successful candidates to sleep in (usually around 8 periods of sleep per month). Shift patterns are either two days on followed by four days off OR one day on followed by two days off.