Serendipity is independent, rewarding, challenging and an exciting place to work!
As an independent residential family assessment centre Serendipity provides the opportunity to work in a specialised social care environment. We have a small, friendly and professional team made up of Social Workers, Assessment staff and Resource Workers as well management and office staff. Whilst it can be a challenging environment it is also a fast paced, rewarding and interesting place to work and our employees gain unique experience.
We have an established and reliable staff team but are always looking to extend our pool of bank resource staff so that we have competent, confident and trained staff to cover shifts and respond to the needs of our clients. We would be pleased to hear from applicants with experience in health and social care setting along with a relevant level 3 qualification.
Hours are variable and we have shorter shifts as well as waking nights and 24 hours shifts with a sleep in.
Closing Date: None (Ongoing Available Position)
Description: Serendipity Devon Ltd seeks Bank, Temporary and Waking Nights Resource Workers
Serendipity is a six-unit independent residential family assessment centre, also undertaking transitional and community assessments.
Temporary Resource Workers are required to observe families, resolve issues and keep records of observations. Experience of working with families and knowledge of appropriate boundaries is essential as well as childcare related NVQ level 3 or equivalent. £9.25 per hour plus sleep in payment, various shifts available (including 24 hour with sleep in) flexibility required. Immediate start.
Resource Workers (Waking Nights) are required to work 2 or 3 nights per week, 10pm-7.30am, duties as above.
In addition, we are always looking to recruit bank Resource Workers to cover various shifts on an ‘as and when’ basis – duties as above.
Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced DBS disclosure.
I feel privileged to work with the residents of Serendipity, many of whom demonstrate so much endurance in spite of the extremely challenging circumstances they are in, and have often come from.
During placement, many residents demonstrate qualities and personal resources that were previously unrecognised and it feels positive and worthwhile to be involved in the progress they make.
Serendipity offers families the opportunity for positive change and a ‘fair shot’ at becoming full time parents. I value the opportunity to work in an environment which places so much emphasis on the importance of family and recognises the strengths of individual families.
The nature of the work we undertake at Serendipity means that I work directly with residents on a daily basis and have the opportunity to thoroughly assess, plan and respond to the needs of our resident families.
The staff team all share Serendipity’s ethos and whilst our professional opinions may vary on occasion, we respect and value each others point of view. The open communication within the team ultimately results in better assessments and services for our residents.
Serendipity has allowed me the opportunity to pursue my career, despite being a committed parent to three young children. My own family life is respected and I am given the opportunity to work flexibly so I don’t have to miss out on important events in my children’s lives.A member of staff