Job Description

25 hours per week happy to discussed flexible working hours at interview. Shift requirements are as follows:

7am – 2,30pm

2,30pm – 9pm

9pm – 7am (Waking nights)

Shifts include weekends

Rhondda Short Breaks provides respite care for children and young people from Rhondda Cynon Taff who have severe learning disabilities and complex needs. Young people can stay at Ash Square from the age of five years up to their 18th birthday giving them a high-quality break from home and their families some much-needed rest. Many of the children we support have substantial and highly complex needs and playing outside benefits their health, wellbeing and development.

About the Role: 

As an Assistant Residential Worker, your role is to help the team provide a safe and caring environment, supporting the children with household tasks and all aspects of their care.

You will make a difference by:

Giving children & young people opportunities to mix with their peers.

Ensuring families have a break from their caring role.

Promoting opportunities to children & young people.

Providing a responsive and outcome driven service.

Administering medication and supporting children & young people with their personal care needs.

Our vision is that every child and young person in the country has a safe and happy childhood. To help us achieve this, the role will:

Co-ordinate and direct the support to children, young people and families by agreeing and providing interventions, which may be specialised, enabling positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. To help us achieve this, the role will:

1. Provide a high quality service to children, young people and their families, based on an assessment of need and is outcomes driven.

2. Deliver a complex and specialist interventions with children, young people or families on a 1:1 basis, group or community setting.

3. Provide lead case/care planning management, including undertaking assessing, reviewing and managing risks

4. Attend and participate at relevant multi agency meetings, providing a lead role ensuring reflective and analytical practice review

5. Take responsibility for day to day resource planning to ensure high quality services are delivered.

6. Establish and developing effective relationships and channels of communication with children, young people, families, colleagues, community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies

7. Retain accurate and contemporaneous records, using various IT systems to capture information and to produce written reports and present these as necessary.

8. Review and evaluate service provision with others, ensuring continued improvements are made.

9. Supervise, guiding or directing staff and volunteers where necessary

10. Ensure a safe and positive work and service environment is achieved through compliance with all safeguarding, safer recruitment, health and safety policy and procedure

Everyone who works at Action for Children should:

1. Demonstrate a commitment to Action for Children’s defining statement, ‘safe and happy childhood’, and promote and incorporate Action for Children’s Participation Standards as appropriate to your role.

2. Achieve the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person.

3. Promote our equality and diversity strategy locally, including linking with local equality and diversity frameworks to ensure best practice and to inform and develop appropriate action plans.

4. Demonstrate a willingness and ability to operate within a constantly changing environment and as such work priorities and targets may change.

5. Recognise that management reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the job purpose and accountabilities.

6. Undertake such other duties that occasionally arise, which will always ensure that children across the country have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.

7. Work with other departments and countries to ensure that Action for Children’s values (passionate, ambitious, collaborative and inclusive) are delivered.

8. Be familiar and compliant with health, environmental and safety policies and procedures. In the event of any serious risk, take immediate action to reduce this risk and inform senior management.

You must have:

  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 3 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**