Temporary, Full Time
£12.10 per hour
Working Style: Fixed-base worker
Please note, this is a temporary role offering ‘as and when’ day shifts within a Children’s Residential Home offering short stay emergency placements to children and young people up to the age of 18 with autistic spectrum disorders, physical and learning disabilities. We may require cover for a range of shifts including weekends and Bank Holidays.
Due to nature of the role and to meet Ofsted regulations around the minimum age to work with children up to 18 years old, you must be at least 23 to apply for this role.
Working alongside the permanent staff team, you will support the care and development of the children and young people in the home, using your own personal skills, life experiences and understanding to empower the children and young people to achieve their full potential.
You will work directly with children/young people and ensure the delivery of good quality care, undertaking a range of personal care tasks and providing information and completing records as required.
You will have an ability/willingness to understand and manage challenging behaviour including aggression and violence using a range of de-escalation techniques, using physical intervention as a last resort.
Essex County Council is committed to protecting all children from abuse/harm and you must understand your responsibilities within our safeguarding and child protection procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
· Experience of working with children/ young people in a paid or voluntary capacity; or in residential care with other service users.
· An understanding of your responsibility to protect children from abuse/harm.
· The ability to encourage young people to develop and maintain a positive sense of identity.
· A willingness to develop knowledge about/ experience in a range of direct working practices with children and young people with disabilities.
· The ability/willingness to understand and manage challenging behaviour including aggression and violence using a range of de-escalation techniques, using physical intervention as a last resort.
· A basic understanding of child development and the ability to promote children’s equality, diversity, and rights.
The shift patterns for this role cover Monday to Sunday 6.45am – 9.30pm including bank holidays.
Your agency will be required to undertake comprehensive checks including your full employment history since leaving full time education (with any employment gaps of 4 weeks or more being explained), reference checks and an enhanced DBS check
You are required to undertake certain mandatory training for this role which will be provided by your agency.
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Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
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What you should do next
If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.
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