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The Bush is a five bedded service, providing care and support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have disabilities and complex needs, in a residential short breaks setting.


Health and Social Care

Job Summary​:

You would join a well-established team, who are both skilled and experienced in meeting the needs of the young people in their care. You will be able to benefit from good quality supervision, training support and comprehensive professional development.
To create a supportive homely atmosphere and to meet both individual and group needs of disabled children by enabling them to maximise their independence to give physical, social and emotional care, when necessary


  • To develop, monitor and maintain good personal relationships with disabled children looked after and to meet both their physical and emotional needs in accordance with agreed programs.
  • To assist with the management of behavioural difficulties, and children in vulnerable situations, within appropriate rules and regulations consistent with Central Government and departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • To provide an emotionally secure, consistent, warm, supportive, homely and caring environment, appropriate to the physical, social, cultural and religious needs of disabled children and young people accommodated within the Residential setting.
  • To supervise and be involved in social and recreational activities of young people both inside and outside the Residential.
  • To assist in the identification and assessment of disabled children’s problems and needs. To contribute as necessary towards preparing, implementing and reviewing planning agreements within the key-worker system. To attend planning meetings and reviews as necessary.
  • To assist in making opportunities available for disabled young people to have regular contact with, and visits from, parents, guardians, relatives and friends, in accordance with planning agreements, including foster and adoptive parents.
  • To attend and contribute to case reviews as necessary. Key job outcomes/accountabilities.
  • To attend, under the guidelines set up by the supervisory officer, to personal needs of disabled children with special responsibility for individual residents. To undertake physical tasks looking after disabled children (including dressing, washing and feeding service users).
  • To make regular rounds of the establishment to ensure the wellbeing of residents and the security of the premises, the rounds to be undertaken a minimum of once per hour. To undertake social duties (including talking with disabled children and helping residents, when appropriate, to maintain contact with family, friends and community). To be aware of the health and safety regulations in relation to tasks undertaken and to report any situations that could be considered hazardous.
  • To prepare relevant information on service users, verbally or in writing, for a supervisory officer.
  • To escort residents, as necessary, to hospital etc.
  • To undertake other duties e.g. sewing, laundry etc


Experience of care work or working with children/young people is essential.




£18,198 – £18,562 pro rata


Part Time/Permanent


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