Are you looking to make a real difference to the lives of others?
We are seeking residential care workers to join our experienced team at our well-established OFSTED registered homes located across the Birmingham region. We are looking for you to join us in making a positive impact on the lives of the young people in our care.
The children in our care are between 8-18 years of age and have a range of complex needs - which may include emotional and behavioural difficulties. You will be asked to work alongside qualified care givers and clinicians in homely settings that care for no more than 4 young people at a time.
You will be involved in all aspects of their everyday life, such as household duties, transporting the children to school and other provisions, maintaining paperwork and enriching their lives through activities and supporting hobbies. This package of care, which you will play an important part, is aimed to support the development and the mental wellbeing of the children in our care.
Example of our shifts:
Three week rolling rota shared equally between the team, this will consist of a mixture of early, late, and sleeps of 24hour shifts
Flexible working options are available (full time & bank shifts)
There is of course some flexibility and our managers know how important a good work life balance is for their team. Having every third weekend off and splitting up the Saturday and Sunday shifts for a work life balance.
Providing transport for the young people to access different provisions
Helping the young people access education
Days out (e.g. social events, shopping, cinema, swimming)
Contacts, visit, key work meeting and therapy sessions
Offering guidance, support and structure to their everyday lives
The day can be very unpredictable and quite easily you could spend the entire afternoon providing 1:1 support managing extremely challenging behaviour, the right type of person needs to be flexible, adaptable and able to read situations and help our young people make positive choices.
Must hold a full UK driving licence
Level 3 NVQ in Residential Childcare or equivalent - desirable
12 months experience working in a residential setting desirable
£500 sign up bonus
£1000 refer a friend bonus
A dedicated and skilled Regional Manager who provides excellent leadership across the region
Qualified managers who are fully committed to supporting staff development
Level 3 Level 5 diplomas fully funded
Fast track CPD opportunities considered for all
Management development programs - if you wish to sustain a long term and progressive career with an organisation that has an international presence like no other provider in this field. Cambian has its own management development program that has a proven success rate
On shift meals provided
Tax Free Childcare
Employer Pension Scheme
High street discount scheme
Dental and optical simply health plan (after 2 years of service)
Accelerated earning potential overtime and extra sleep ins available
Disturbance pay during sleep ins
Here, you ll join a supporting driven team, helping and guiding young Children of a mixed gender. It s emotionally and physically challenging yet highly rewarding work where the duties you carry out have life-changing results!
CPD opportunities after successfully passing probation and fast-tracked career development for suitable candidates.
Here at the Cambian Group, our vision is to inspire lives, and develop individuals, families and communities. Our values are; Quality, Advocacy, Perseverance & Patience.
We are making sure that the support we offer is constant, reliable and of the highest quality, and it is our fantastic staff who are making this happen. During the COVID pandemic we did not furlough any of our staff. We worked together through the pandemic ensuring job security and sustainable long-term employment and commitment to our staff. We have in place a staff hardship support fund, which all staff can access in the event as we know we do, for those members of our family who may experience difficulties.
We recognise with our staff the resilience and commitment they make towards their work with our children and we also recognise that its ok not to be okay and have invested in our Mental Health support agenda for staff. This has enabled Cambian to keep and retain good staff. We have, during the height of the pandemic grown our business and portfolio and we are looking to continue with our growth plans over the next 3-5 years. This is an exciting time to join us at Cambian and to be part of our plans to develop children Services across the United Kingdom. To learn more, apply today and be part of something unique and rewarding in supporting some of the most vulnerable children in our society!
About the Cambian Group
We are one of the largest providers of specialist education and behavioural health services for children in the UK.
Although our work embraces many specialist disciplines, we all have the same purpose: To enable all people in our care to achieve their personal best.
We provide services to almost 2,000 children and young people across 224 locations. We work with the majority of local authorities in England and Wales and employ more than 3,800 people.
Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.
The Cambian Group are an equal opportunities employer.