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Residential Childcare Worker - Dorset

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Residential Childcare Worker required for a school in Wimborne area

Your new company
We are working with an innovative provider of care and education services to students with disabilities, based in Wimborne. The setting create a safe and homely environment where academic skills are nurtured whilst achieving independent living skills to prepare the students for the future. They are now looking for a Residential Childcare Worker to join their established team.

Your new role
Residential Childcare Worker will work with students who have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and may present challenging behaviour on a 1-1 basis. You will closely work with the managers, healthcare professionals and parents on the care package given and apply Outcome Based Theory when leading these young people to independence. You will make sure that the place where students live and learn is safe and free from harm. You will provide them with emotional support and help them manage their anxieties.

What you'll need to succeed
All applicants need to have previous experience of working with young people in a similar setting. Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent and own transport are essential. Having worked in these types of settings you will have good knowledge and ability to de-escalate difficult situations. Positive attitude and good sense of humour will also aid managing the student's behaviour.

What you'll get in return
This is a temporary position for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with young people. You will be offered a variety of shifts, covering week days and weekends. All candidates who complete our registration procedure will be offered access to free training and a generous Referral Bonus of £250 for anyone new that will join us.

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Job Details

  • Dorset
  • £10.20 - £11.50 ph
  • Full-time
  • Temporary or Contract
  • Immediate start
  • Ongoing
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