A career that's life-changing.
Assistant Residential Worker - Casual x 3
Hours: Casual contract
Salary: £9.11 per hour
Interviews will be held on 5th Dec. Please be aware this will be a full day interview that will involve written and group exercises.
Are you a naturally empathetic, focused and passionate about changing the lives of children and their families throughout the UK for the better? We have a unique opportunity for an experienced care worker to join our team in the Hexham area. This is an exciting and rewarding role with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact.
How do we work?
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families - but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
Monksfield provides care and support to children aged 6-17 years with moderate to severe learning and or complex health and physical disabilities, consisting of two units. Acorn provides 5 short break beds and Adlin House is a 4-bedded long-stay Children's Homes in Hexham run by Action for Children. We are a highly motivated and supportive team, providing care, encouragement and support to the children who live within Adlin House. Ofsted rated the service provided to disabled children and families as "Good', and we are focused on working towards achieving 'Outstanding'
As an Assistant Residential Worker, you'll help our team provide a safe, stimulating, fun and caring environment, supporting the children with household tasks and all aspects of their care. You'll also attend training, team meetings and supervision during the day.
Doing vital work that has a direct and lasting effect, you'll be helping some of our most vulnerable children, their families and our society. Like us you'll deal in action, always ready to intervene to ensure the children in our care are safe, happy and well cared for.
How will you make a difference?
You'll significantly improve young people's lives:
By providing a safe environment where they can enjoy time with their friends
By working towards giving them a positive future
By helping them in all aspects of their daily lives and supporting their health and happiness
What will you need?
Commitment to working on a 24-hour shift rota pattern which includes evenings, weekends and some bank holidays
A Level 3 Diploma (formerly known as NVQ) in Children and Young People or equivalent or the willingness to work towards this
Experience of working with disabled young people
Excellent communication skills
A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.
Access to a car would be desirable due to the location and the opportunity to be trained to drive the home's minibus.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you'll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 5 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process.
For more information on this opportunity please contact Collette on (phone number removed) or email her at
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