¬£28k - 29k per year
Corby, Northamptonshire

An exciting chance to join an organisation that continually strives to make a difference to children’s lives, whilst progressing the careers of each of their staff members.

As a Senior Residential Childcare Worker you will shift lead a close knit team of Childcare Practitioners to support 3 children with complex needs in a well-appointed family style home. 

The home provides therapeutic, residential care to children aged 8 to 18 who have suffered severely negative and traumatic backgrounds. They present with challenging and risky behaviours and often have attachment issues. Each child has a bespoke package of care to manage those behaviours, promote the building of positive relationships and optimise their physical and mental well-being.

This position involves working long day shifts and on average 8 sleep ins per month. Within this role as a Senior Residential Childcare Worker you will have the opportunity to be fully supported and trained to progress to Deputy Manager and then a Registered Manager.

Your main duties and responsibilities as a Senior Residential Childcare Worker will be:

  • To support the Home Manager in providing the best quality, therapeutic childcare in a safe and care focussed  environment for the young people.
  • When on shift you will have responsibilities for monitoring and supervision of staff and take responsibility for the day to day management.
  • To encourage, support and guide members of the staff team.
  • To be a consistent and caring adult role model.
  • To promote and provide a variety of appropriate and stimulating activities.
  • To engage, communicate, talk and listen to the children and young people.
  • To observe the children’s behaviour and to promote positive behaviour and independence.
  • To be the Key Worker for individual children.
  • To attend Case Reviews, Planning Meetings and any other meetings as required.
  • To maintain records as required.

 The Senior Residential Childcare Worker will benefit from:

  • A bespoke, week long induction
  • Comprehensive training, both in-house and externally sourced 
  • Competency Framework training to clearly support career development
  • Staff recognition programme where staff regularly receive awards and everyone is part of a community engagement policy
  • Annual salary review
  • Stakeholder pension

The successful Senior Residential Childcare Worker will have the following essential qualifications and experience:

  • A Diploma level 3 or 4 in Residential Childcare or an NVQ3 in Working with Children and Young People.
  • Two years, recent experience of working in an OFSTED regulated children’s residential service for children aged under 16
  • Hold a full driving licence.

Job Information

Job Reference: RR229CB
Salary From: £28000
Salary To: £29000
Job Industries: Managerial
Job Locations: Corby, Northamptonshire, England
Job Types: Permanent
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