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Trainee Residential Support Worker

from £26,426 per annum
Full Time

My Choice Children's Homes provide residential care for children who are looked after across nine homes throughout Sussex and Surrey - we are looking for Trainee Support Workers who would like the opportunity to work in residential childcare, ideally with some experience of having worked in the social care sector voluntary or employed with children and young people, however limited or no experience is also welcome. You need to be keen to learn the skills required to work in a residential setting.

We are looking for college leavers or adults aged 18 – 21 to join our Trainee Support Worker six-month programme, who may have achieved a Health and Social Care qualification or equivalent at college and looking for a full time employed role with a training programme attached. There will be support provided from the training department and Homes Manager.

If you already have a Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care qualification this will be an advantage, however if you do not have this qualification we will provide training and support for you to achieve a nationally recognised qualification through the CACHE / NCFE awarding body (worth over £1000+). This will be following successful completion of the trainee programme.

We are offering a competitive salary, training session every two weeks and work our shift pattern alongside other Residential Support Workers, within our homes. 

The company has a fantastic support structure in place and is known for the excellent career development, training and support in career progression that it offers to all its employees. 

We are a child orientated, needs led organisation; established to provide a positive life enhancing opportunity for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental homes, foster homes or conventional children's homes. We provide a safe and nurturing homes for the development of young people. We support children and empower them to face the issues both in their past and present that have caused them difficulties and to provide outstanding outcomes for them.

Hours of work are an average of 42 hours per week, working a five week rolling rota pattern of 'two days on, three days off'. You are required to work any day of the week. You are required to sleep-in at the home (sleeping in room provided) when on duty for which you are paid a rate per night.

Example shift pattern:

Day one shift starts at

10am to 11pm

Sleep in

11pm to 8am

Day two shift starts at

8am to 11pm

Sleep in

11pm to 8am

Day Three shift finishes at

8am to 10am

Applications are invited by CV, if you're application is successful we will need you to complete an application form for vetting purposes etc.