Vacancy Bulletin
REFNO 14633

Please ensure your CV reflects this description.

Experience: • Must have at least one years’ experience of working with individual young people or groups of young people in a residential childcare setting. • Experience of contributing to the development, implementation and review of specific programmes for young people to meet their needs and circumstances • Experience of protecting children from abuse and participating in the evaluation of the risk of abuse to self or others Knowledge & Understanding of: • Legislation, policy and practice in relation to working with children and young people • Child development and the needs of children • Rights and responsibilities of individuals and how to develop and maintain structures and systems to support these • Health and safety legislation, duties and responsibilities Qualifications or Training: • Must hold either the QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) or NVQ Level III – Children and Young People (or a predecessor qualification) or • Recognised Social Work Qualification Practical Skills: • An ability to effectively engage and sustain positive relationships with young people and their families • An ability to develop productive working relationships between workers, the local community and other agencies • Evidence of collaborative working in partnership with other people • Evidence of decision making • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to produce a variety of information to aid decision making • To support and mentor staff and enhance their performance including where necessary managing poor performance Personal Qualities & Attributes: • Demonstrate a commitment to the development of residential care for children and young people • Demonstrate a commitment to developing and maintaining systems and structures which develop, maintains and supports the promotion of the individuals rights, responsibilities and diversity • Demonstrate a commitment to take advantage of training and developing ones own knowledge and practice • Demonstrate a commitment to participate in recreational activities with children including, where required, taking them on holiday and attending school visits etc. • Able to manage personal stress levels effectively • Integrity • Resilience • Flexibility • An ability to relate well to children and young people including those from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds • Ability to provide a positive role model for young people • Ability to motivate and lead staff and colleagues


Anyone whose CV reflects the experience outlined in the above vacancy

and is available should contact this office as soon as possible quoting the above reference number.


Any queries? Call RSD on 01792 585859 or 01270 215910

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