Children's Residential Support Worker - Learning Disabilities
New Horizons is expanding and has vacancies available for Children’s Residential Support Workers for our learning disability specialist home situated in Dukinfield.
Hollydene Children’s Home provides a safe, stable and nurturing home, catering for the needs of children and young people of either gender with a Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Impairment. In consultation with local authorities we provide long-term residential care.
Specifically, we work with a broad range of complex needs, which include:
• Autistic Spectrum conditions
• Moderate or severe learning difficulty
• Global developmental delays
• Sensory Impairment
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
• Specific language/communication difficulty
• Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
We can provide placements for children and young people ages 5-17 in accordance with the experience and qualifications of our staff team and providing the young people are suitably matched to be in placement together. Our placements are planned, reviewed and monitored according to the individual needs, ages and functioning ages of the young people residing at Hollydene.
Our aim is to empower people to live a fulfilling life using person centred approaches built on respect, innovation and sustainability. To respond to the changing needs of disabled people through dedication and continuous improvement, supporting more people to feel safe and to express themselves. We ensure children and young people with learning disability have the necessary skills, confidence and support to access opportunities to lead happy adult lives living as independently as possible. To achieve good health and emotional wellbeing and to create an atmosphere within which the individual can feel safe to express themselves, find adults they feel able to approach and those that will accept them unreservedly as individuals. As part of a wider strategy, active attempts are made to rescue the better aspect of the individual’s behaviour, to restart the natural process of growth and development, and equip them with the necessary skills to go on to be productive as possible as they enter adult hood.
Hollydene Children’s home is a four bedded home in Dukinfield, Tameside. We have good commuting links which enable us to travel by bus / trains into Manchester and the surrounding areas. The home has its own driveway and a private lane at the side of the house for parking.
We offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities, to keep our people up to date with the latest guidelines and best practice.
New Horizons was established almost 25 years ago with the intention to “Build Brighter Futures”, over the years we have organically grown and now have five children’s homes over Stockport and Greater Manchester. We have built a reputation as a leading provider of residential childcare, and aim to provide long term, stable and secure placements to young people who have known chaotic childhoods, multiple placement breakdowns or may have come from failed foster care or adoption placements.
About the role
New Horizons are expanding, and we are looking to recruit Children’s Residential Support Worker’s to join our ever-growing team. We are looking for individuals who wish to make a difference to our Children & Young People’s lives. You will ideally be an experienced support worker that has worked in a residential service before, however don't worry if this is a complete career change. New Horizons offer exceptional in-house training to support your career.
You will need to be a driver as you may be taking the young people to school or out to do activities and hobbies on evening and weekends.
Salary: £19,968 - £27,248 per year*
- Up to 33 days of annual leave(enhanced from 28)**
- Access to Perkbox
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Store discounts
- Wellness programmes
- A rewarding career in Children Services
- Making a real difference in young people's lives and improving outcomes for young people
- Top rates of pay
- Peoples Pension scheme
- Ongoing support in advancing your career.
- Great discounts on gym membership, cinema tickets, driving lessons, holidays, family days out, restaurants and high street shopping.
*Lowest salary based on 40 hours per week as a Residential Support Worker - Highest salary based on 40 hours plus 2 sleeps per week, actual hours may vary slightly* Salaries from 1st April 2022.