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Residential Child Care Worker / up to 5 Children Aged 6-12 / NEW ROLE

Location
Leeds, Yorkshire
Salary
£20,787 to £24,093
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
20 Sep 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for caring individuals to join the team at a home for up to five children aged 6 - 12 on admission as Residential Child Care Workers. You will be working with an experienced team and in a culture where children are respected, listened to and involved in as many decisions as possible.? The home is easily commutable from places such as Leeds, Churwell, Morley, Rothwell and Pudsey.?

Could you be that someone who can connect with a child and change their life? If so, read on to find out more about this highly fulfilling job.

As a Residential Child Care Worker, your day will be varied and interesting whilst also following a planned structure, so you know what to expect. You will support the children to learn healthy routines, take them to appointments, help with schooling, complete household tasks and ensure electronic records are up to date. You'll also be able to take the children on trips - how many people can say they get to go kayaking, watch a film or go to a theme park in their working day?

The leadership team will invest in your progression as a professional in the child care sector. Not only do they source and deliver up to date training opportunities, they also prioritise and discuss your personal development goals to ensure you're getting the most out of your career. They know how important it is that they look after you, so you can look after the children who need you, and that's one of the key reasons they were named Employer of the Year at the National Children and Young People Awards 2021.

Working as a Residential Child Care Worker the role can be challenging at times, as the children have often experienced a great deal of loss and adversity in their lives. As a result, the young people are likely to have attachment difficulties. However, with the training they provide and continued support from the team, you will be equipped with the skills and confidence you need to manage these challenges.

The young people may have had many adults come in and out of their lives, often adding to their trauma. Therefore, they are looking for committed and dedicated people that want to grow a career out of this rewarding role and not give up at the first hurdle. You'll be a natural at building a rapport with children and someone who is full of empathy, so you can understand and relate to the young people you work with.

When it comes to the residential staff, they don't settle for second best. Previous experience in a care setting would be advantageous, and QCF Level 3/4 in Children and Young people is desirable but not essential. The right attitude, dedication, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important (they will support you to complete the relevant qualifications). What really matters is that you share the vision and determination to turn children's lives around.

The Team

The team is a friendly group of 18 residential child care workers, and they're looking for 2 new people to join the family. They work from a beautiful detached house with a garden and communal areas, allowing the children (and adults!) to play, have fun, eat, and socialise all year round. The role is hugely rewarding but often challenging, so they make sure they're always there for each other when times get hard. That's one of the reasons why they've managed to achieve three consecutive 'outstanding' Ofsted inspections. They can't wait to welcome another member of the team and they will make sure you feel supported every step of the way.

Hours

On average 39 hours a week which typically includes two sleep-ins per week, for which you receive an additional £50 payment per sleep-in.

?If you are interested in Part Time Roles either 19.5 hours, 25 hours or 39 hours full time we would love to speak to you

Benefits

  • 30 days (22 days plus 8 bank holidays) annual leave allowance
  • £50 per Sleep in Allowance (on top of the annual salary)
  • On-going training and learning through our Learning & Development Team
  • They will pay for your qualification - Level 4 Diploma in Residential Child Care
  • They are committed to your development - they hold a Gold Investors in People Award
  • Simply Health Medical Cash Back Scheme
  • Perk Box High Street Discounts
  • Ongoing training and support from in house and external trainers
  • Employee Support Programmes
  • Enhanced company pension scheme (4% employer contribution)
  • Eating as part of the family when on shift
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • Long service and recognition scheme

Requirements

  • Good written and IT skills.
  • Able to communicate with children, colleagues and external customers
  • Able to actively listen to others
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Be calm in situations of crisis and follow the lead of a shift leader
  • QCF Level 3/4 in Children and Young people is desirable. If you do not have either of these qualifications, we will give you this training
  • Be committed to ongoing professional development and achieve the Level 4 diploma in Children and Young people
  • Driving Licence is preferable

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Details

  • Job Reference: 717251121-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: AWD online
    AWD online
  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £20,787 to £24,093
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent