children's therapeutic support worker in whitchurch

22 May 2018
vanessa platt, randstad care
job type
£ 17,500 - £ 19,000 per year, Sleep in allowance
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whitchurch, west midlands
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 17,500 - £ 19,000 per year, Sleep in allowance
Children services
reference number
vanessa platt, randstad care
0121 212 2292
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job description

Are you an experienced and qualified support worker who is looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you enjoy working in a therapeutic environment? We are seeking an experienced, qualified support worker to work at a children's residential home in the Whitchurch area.

You will be working for an established organisation that offer a focused therapeutic approach to the children and young people they care for to ensure that their placement goals are met and achieved. The organisation specialise in working with children and young people who present a complex range of attachment disorders and emotional needs. A salary of £19,000 plus sleep in allowance is being offered along with a therapeutic training programme

The successful candidates will be responsible for

* Working part of a staff team, offering comprehensive therapeutic residential care to children and young people
* Providing safe boundaries and a range of creative opportunities for the development of personal wellbeing
* Acting as a key worker for specific children and young people
* Promoting positive outcomes for children and young people who are being supported in the areas of staying safe, being healthy and enjoying and taking part in activities.
* Completing and maintaining administrative records as required by the home

For this exciting but challenging role the ideal candidates must

* Have Level 3 QCF Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent.
* Be highly motivated, enthusiastic and able to offer a focused approach to the young people being cared for.
* Have experience in working with children and young people or experience of working with children and young people.
* Be able to work on a rolling rota of 7.30 -23.00 plus sleep in.
* Have the dedication and commitment to making a difference to the lives of the children and young people who are living in a residential home.
* Hold a full UK driving licence and will require a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you feel you are the ideal person for this role and are committed to making a difference to the lives of children and young people please forward your CV to myself.

I have 13 years' experience of recruiting quality candidates, building longstanding relationships with clients and candidates. I have extensive knowledge of the clients I work with and an understanding of the young people they support to ensure the right candidate match for the service. If this role does not sound quite right for you but you have experience of working with children and young people in residential care please get in touch to see how I may be able to support you.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


be able to manage challenging situations

educational requirements

NVQ 3 in health and social care - children