Parklands is a residential respite unit for young people. Our home provides short breaks for young people who have learning disabilities and complex health needs.
As a Senior Residential Care Worker you will provide personal, health, social and domestic care to our young people in accordance with their care plans. Your role will include administering medication, planning of activities and encouraging participation, maintaining accurate case records and ensuring high standards of care. You will also manage a team of dedicated Care Workers.
You should have a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent, a GCSE Grade 5-9 in English Language (or equivalent), together with previous experience of managing staff.
You will also have knowledge of ‘The Children’s Homes Regulations 2015’, ‘The Care Standards Act 2000’, an understanding of issues for disabled children and their families, and the development needs of children and young people.
Previous experience of working directly with children and young people within a children’s residential setting is essential.
You will be expected to work various shifts on a flexible 4 week rota pattern including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep in. You should also hold a full driving licence and be willing to drive a mini bus as required.
In return you will be offered excellent support and training opportunities, including generous staff benefits.
If you are highly motivated, resilient and passionate about improving the lives of young people we would be pleased to hear from you.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- Assisted car purchase scheme
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please call Caren Smith, Registered Manager, on 01634 338509.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.