Salary: £19,500.00 per annum
Service Name: Childcare
Date Posted: 01 November 2019
Closing Date: 01 December 2019
New Start is a family run not-for-profit organisation providing residential and supported accommodation services for vulnerable adults, families, and young people.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within New Start’s Children’s Services for a Residential Childcare Worker to work within our 4-bed, therapeutic, children’s home. The home provides care for children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties who have been, or are affected by, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation, Criminal Exploitation, and other emotional and behavioural problems.
As a Residential Childcare Worker, you will provide the highest possible standards of support to vulnerable children and young people, working in an effective and cooperative manner within a team environment. You will be assisting with daily routine, encouraging engagement in education and participation in daily activities.
There is an essential car user allowance of £30 per month) based on 37.5 hours per week. 1 on/2 off rota.
You will have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of child development and possess the ability to work effectively with the challenging needs and behaviours of children and young people within a residential childcare setting.
An ability to communicate clearly and effectively with young people in crisis is important.
It is essential that candidates have an NVQ/Diploma to Level 3 in Children and Young People or an equivalent qualification.
It is also desirable that candidates have experience of working in an Ofsted registered home.
A full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle (with business insurance) are also essential and candidates must have the capacity to work the above shift pattern, including weekends and bank holidays.
If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV & Cover Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org