Qualified Childcare Worker

Job Title: Qualified Childcare Worker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Salisbury
Salary: 16500-19000
Start Date: Immediately
Reference: QCW1
Contact Name: Chloe McEniff
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 27, 2017 13:59

Job Description

Job Title: Residential Childcare Worker
Area:  Wiltshire         
Location: Salisbury
Type of Employment: Full time
Function: Healthcare
Salary: £16,500 - £19,00 DOE (plus sleep-in allowance of £2,500)

Do you love working with children and want to make a difference? Have you worked in a Residential Home before or fancy a change? Then look no further! We are currently recruiting for resilient and therapeutic Care Workers and we would love to hear from you!

Who are we?

Our aim is to provide vulnerable children who have experienced neglect, abuse, breakdown and trauma a therapeutic place to live. We have been making a positive difference for young people for almost 30 years, ensuring every child has the opportunity to grow, flourish, progress and fulfil their potential.

We are a growing, well-established business who want to ensure all of the young people within our care experience the support a parent would provide for them on a day to day basis. Each child is unique and will always be cared for to their specific needs.

Situated in the centre of Salisbury we have a handful of young people living in our therapeutic home ranging from ages 8 to 17 years old for medium to long term placements. As a result of their fragmented and traumatic background these children do display some extremes of challenging behaviour and emotional/behavioural difficulties.

The Role (in a nutshell)

In a nutshell, you will be solely responsible for the child-centred care and nurturing of the young people within our home who are staying with us until they are ready for independence, ready to return to family or fostering.

It is your job to encourage confidence, independence and the transforming of their lives. Creating future opportunities through a therapeutic approach and facilitating their mental and emotional development. It is important our young people feel comfortable and safe in our environment.

As a part of our ever-growing team you will support the education of our young people and day-to-day hobbies. You will be expected to engage in our activity programme we will provide for the home. This will help with the building of relationships and trust between our care workers and young people. Whilst ensuring the home is kept clean and tidy at all times and domesticated jobs and housekeeping responsibilities are kept on top of.

You must able to deal with challenging behaviour and emotional difficulties and be able to react professionally to situations along with the correct guidance and training.

In the role as a Care Worker you will expected to work waking nights and sleeps in as part of your shift pattern.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A full clean UK Drivers Licence
  • Experience working within a Residential Setting or working with Young Offenders
  • Preferably a Level 1, 2 or 3 NVQ/QCF – Children and Young People Workforce or equivalent of.
  • Experience with extreme challenging behaviours, mental health, sexual health, effects of loss, trauma, abuse and neglection.
  • Understanding of Children’s Home Regulations.

What’s in it for you? The good stuff!

  • Training and Development (full training package) giving you the opportunity to obtain some fantastic and relevant qualifications!
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Discount in lots of high street shops – everyone loves a bit of shopping!
  • Discount at leisure facilities and restaurants
  • Childcare vouchers