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Children residential support worker

Searchlight Care LTD
Amazing opportunity for someone who is looking to work with children and make a difference. This is a structured role and involves engaging with young people who are in care. This role will lead to a fulfilling career!

Searchlight Care LTD - Employer

Searchlight care is highly regarded provider of quality residential care. We have been operating since 2000. Searchlight care has built up an excellent reputation for providing best value stable placements to a number of Local Authorities.We are based throughout Stoke on trent.We have provided placements for children and young people from Staffordshire, Stoke on trent, Derbyshire and Bradford City Council.At Searchlight Care we specialise in working with young people who have complex emotional needs that are often expressed through challenging behaviour.We pride ourselves on the excellent communications we establish between all those involved in supporting the young person



12 months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

Health & Social Care
Searchlight Care LTD

Detailed Job Description

of Young People being cared for by Searchlight Care. To ensure that the physical, emotional and psychological needs of the Young People are met where at all possible. To participate in the day-to-day operation of the service provided in accordance with the organisational guidelines and objectives. To create within the home, a normal domestic and nurturing environment for the Young People in Searchlight Care’s care. To be aware of Searchlight Care Statement of Purpose and its contents and how it is to be implemented on a day-to-day basis. To participate in the care and education programmes applicable to each individual young development of each individual Placement Plan. . To create a friendly and relaxed environment for the young people encouraging enjoyment, self-motivation, self-esteem and respect for themselves and others. To play an active part and promote the participation of young people, in the decision making process of the home. To assist with the process of developing effective partnerships with parents and families. To assist with the day-to-day administration of the home by completing and maintaining accurate recordings. To promote and uphold the good reputation of the company in all contact with external agencies and individuals. To contribute to the development of individuals and the team through active participation in effective supervision, team meetings, training sessions etc. To fully participate in the rota system and to be available for sleep in duties as required. To work alongside the young people to help develop a true sense of identity and feel of self worth through life story work. To work with the young people and prospective carers to ensure the young persons successful integration into a family or other residential placement.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Childcare related qualification or experience working with children and/or young people.

Skills required

Resilience, passion for working with young people , some experience of working with children in a childcare or youth setting Candidates must drive and own there own vehicle.

Personal Qualities

Positive personality, resilience & drive to make a difference to a young person life.

Future prospects

A career within the organisation.

Additional Information

Training provided

NVQ Level 3 Residential care (New standard).

Rathbone Training - Learning Provider

Rathbone Training is a British youth charity focused on helping young people gain the right skills to move into sustainable employment.

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Rathbone Training on 01942 614 181 or email: (Ref ID:70854)
Rathbone Training


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