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Residential Care Assistant

  • Location: Gateshead
  • Start date: 18 Mar 2019
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE11105771
  • Branch: Newcastle
  • Consultant: Katie Edmundson
  • Call: 0191 279 7270
Job description
Protocol Education are assisting their client in looking for Residential Care Assistants that are looking to develop their experience and skills working with young children with special needs such as moderate learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and other complex needs.

As a leading provider within the education/residential sector we are assisting a local Residential Unit in Gateshead, in the need of specialist staffing requirements. If successful, you will be required to work with children in a residential setting motivating the independence of children and providing gold standard care.. The positions available are initially shifts on week to week basis however for the right candidate a long term position would be up for consideration.

Can you work under pressure and do you enjoy a challenge?
Are you passionate about working with children and young people, committed and able to think on your feet! If so, apply today!

Experience isn't essential but a bonus!, however you must be passionate about working with children and possess the ability to build a good rapport with the children.

You will be:

• Committed to working with children & young people
• Resilient!
• Enthusiastic & highly motivated
• Able to make decisions and support others
• An energetic team player, role model and able to handle difficult situations with humour and tact
• Be prepared to work shifts early, late and night shifts including sleep ins; on a Rota Basis
• Currently hold or working towards Level 3 in Residential Childcare/Children and Young People OR NVQ Health and Social Care
• Creative & be able to use your own initiative;
• Poses excellent written, IT & communication skills
• Committed to personal development / reflective practice
• A full UK Driving Licence (bonus but not essential)
• Waking night positions available (please mention when applying if interested in this position)

Benefits include:
Access to ongoing CPD including Team Teach and Moving and Handling training
Competitive Pay rates - PAYE (No hidden costs from using a Umbrella Company)

If you have these qualities and would like to work with Protocol, please submit your CV to as soon as possible to ensure you are short listed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Protocol Education is a leading supply teaching agency. We find jobs for teachers and teaching assistants in schools throughout England. Our aim is to provide schools with the supply teachers, teaching assistants, support and SEN staff they need to be successful, at the same time, helping teachers, teaching assistants and nursery staff to find rewarding and career-enhancing jobs.
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