Activity Residential Support Worker
New Forest Care ARC (Activity Residential Care) Service
Location: Positions in the Romsey and Landford Area, nr Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: Up to £30,753 Depending on experience and qualifications
Contract: Full time, permanent, 51 hr week, working in approximate pattern of 3 days on 3 days off and you will stay at work for those 3 days sleeping in.
Week 1: Mon, Tues, Sat & Sun
Week 2: Wed, Thurs & Fri
Are you reliable, caring and resilient? Can you be a positive role model who can build trusting relationships with young people, who has good interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels? Do you have the energy, passion and commitment to make a difference?
We engage our young people through a programme of adventurous activity and outdoor education that our staff team either facilitate or participate in.
We work with challenging young people through short term (3 month) programmes building self-esteem and confidence supporting transitions on into long term placement and education. We have an AALA registered centre with onsite activities as well as working in collaboration with other local providers and sites.
While based in Romsey, Hampshire area we run expeditions all over the country from Cornwall to North Wales using camping, bothies, bivvies’ and cabins and prospective staff will need to be flexible, open to new experiences and enjoying working in the outdoors and have some experience of working with challenging young people or in challenging environments.
Due to our consistent expansion and growth we are looking for dynamic and compassionate people to join our team!
Requirements of the role:
Guide and individually support young people in relation to their individual needs
Provide safe and unconditional care and support to the young people in our care
Take all reasonable care to safeguard young people and staff members
Support or lead where appropriate a wide range of activities/daily tasks
Support and promote a positive safeguarding culture
Encourage and support our young people to develop social emotional and practical life skills
Experience in a care setting and a diploma level 3 in Child Care is preferable but not essential as full training will be provided!
New Forest Care is a fast growing, private organisation of approximately 300 employees who provide high quality care, education and therapy to the young people who present with challenging social, emotional, educational and behavioural difficulties and whom live within our 11 Children's Homes, many of which are graded Outstanding by Ofsted, as is our School.
The services offered by New Forest Care are unique within the residential, mental health, or educational child care fields. We build our bespoke services around the needs of the child as opposed to a ‘one size fits all' approach. We believe that through appropriate assessment, daily treatment plans, education and care delivered by our highly experienced, committed and qualified teams, exceptional, positive outcomes for these young people will become the ‘norm'.
Working at New Forest Care can be challenging but also hugely rewarding to see the positive impact of the work that we do. We want all of our employees to be committed, reliable, safe and positive role models for the young people we care for.
New Forest Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.
Closing Date: 30/09/2019
Please send your CV through to: firstname.lastname@example.org