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Residential Childcare Worker

Job Title: Residential Childcare Worker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Taunton
Industry:
Salary: £18,250 - £21,556 per annum + £36 per sleep in
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BP142
Contact Name: Belinda Parker
Contact Email: amesbury@24-7staffing.co.uk
Job Published: April 02, 2020 12:33

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding but challenging career, where no two days are the same?

Are you passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives? 

Do you want to work in a strong, fun and friendly team?

24-7 Staffing are looking for positive people who are willing to open their hearts, emotionally invest and provide a high standard of care to children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and trauma, using trauma informed practices which are embedded within the client’s culture.

Our client provides 24-hour support, 365 days per year therefore, you must be able to work a mixture of shifts, including weekends and sleep-ins. You need to be able to commit to the sleep in shifts between 2-3 per week.

About the role:

  • As a Residential Child Care Worker, you will be attentive to the young person’s needs, support the emotional, mental and physical health needs, including repairing earlier damage to self-esteem and encouraging friendships.
  • Our Client provides a safe and stimulating environment in high-quality buildings, with spaces that support nurture and allow privacy; as well as common spaces and spaces to be active in a home from home family setting.
  • As a Residential Child Care Worker, you will be working within a supportive and experienced team; you will also be working alongside professionals and with children’s families.
  • Each of the children is treated as an individual and their voice is heard, through trauma informed practices our Client is able to offer them a full supported range of services, with education, therapy if required our Client really does put the children in the heart of everything they do.

 

About you:

  • You must be over the age of 19
  • You must have a Full UK Driving licence
  • You must have a passion for working with children
  • You do not need experience as full training is provided (although experience within a childcare setting is desirable)
  • You must be able to commit to 2-3 sleep-ins per week
  • You must be flexible and understanding; the service is open all year round and you may be expected to go on holiday with the children and work over Christmas to make their memories special
  • You must be committed to ongoing professional development and achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce

 

Benefits:

  • Free DBS
  • Quality robust training
  • Company pension scheme
  • Holiday pay
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Discounts in many high street shops
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Employee assistant programme