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Children's Residential Support Worker- Apprentice OAKLEY HOUSE (KENT) LIMITED

We are currently looking for a children's residential support worker apprentice to work with children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, mental health problems and / or complex needs between the ages of 8 and 18.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,840.00

    £10.50 per hour

  • Working week

    Alternating shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000116139

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are currently looking for a children's residential support worker apprentice to work with children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, mental health problems and / or complex needs between the ages of 8 and 18.

You will be required to work in partnership with the local/placing authorities, parents or carers and other agencies. The main focus of the job is to support the integration of the young people back into their parental homes or support them with their independence ready for adulthood.

Job purpose:

  • To provide day to day care of children and young people within an environment of pro-social learning that promotes positive attachments and relationships
  • To support young people in maximising their potential in a safe and caring environment
  • To achieve the highest standard of service delivery as measured by Ofsted against the Children’s Homes National Minimum Standards
  • Supervising children and young people before and after the school/college day including meal times and to proactively support/encourage the development of their cooking skills etc.
  • To actively promote and participate in care planning, developing risk assessments, behaviour management and to attend regular team meetings
  • Working as part of a team to provide a programme of evening & weekend activities for children and young people
  • Promoting the social and emotional well-being & development of children and young people and to consistently strive to further develop these skills
  • Accompanying children and young people on recreational activities and demonstrating positive role modelling
  • To be a key member of the care team and has the ability to work within a team

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be working towards the Children, young people & families practitioner (residential) apprenticeship standard

This level 4 apprenticeship training programme develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work with children, young people and families to achieve positive outcomes and sustainable change in their everyday lives.

It is suitable for residential care workers, support workers and other associated job titles.

At the end of this training programme, you will be also be awarded a Level 3 TQUK Diploma in Residential Childcare.

For more details on your apprenticeship journey, please visit: https://thechildcarecompany.com/learners/apprenticeships/level-4-residential-childcare-practitioner/

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression to senior support worker.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Oakley House Care Services provides children's residential homes to support children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 years old

Employer

OAKLEY HOUSE (KENT) LIMITED

Address

Oakley House

Aylesford

ME20 7LQ

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Training

Training provider

THE CHILD CARE COMPANY (OLD WINDSOR) LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Children, young people and families practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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