Role: Therapeutic Carer (Driving Essential)
Location: Halifax, HX6
Salary: £21,250 - £28,000
Hours: Full time (165 hours per month)
Job Type: Permanent
Shift pattern: Shifts are 24 hours/48 hours inclusive of sleep ins with 2-4 rest days in between. Shifts will be provided on a rota basis. Rotas are released with six weeks' notice. The role requires flexibility in order to meet the needs and requirements of our model of care.
Our clients Children's Home is a family run organisation which provides one to one therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 - 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. We were established in 2004 and have since grown organically and safely, to provide only Ofsted rated outstanding or good services. Due to this growth and expansion; we are looking for compassionate, positive, and creative therapeutic carers that are aligned with our goal of changing children's lives.
What you will be doing:
Providing one to one residential and support therapeutic care for children aged 6-17 who are from a background of trauma and neglect.
To be responsible for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of the child/children.
Working holistically with care, education, and therapy to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child.
Working with a team and manager to ensure the children in your care have all their needs and requirements met.
Ensuring all Safeguarding responsibilities are met.
Maintaining appropriate and accurate records and reports.
Shifts involve 16.5 hours of working time; plus sleep in duties with every shift. (In exceptional circumstances, waking nights may be required).
Discounted or free food
The opportunity to be part of a child's life and become their key worker.
33 days holiday.
Excellent salary increments in line with transparent grade and career progression.
Attendance Bonus Scheme.
Funded Level 4 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway).
Celebratory Awards for Children and your Team.
Wellness programme (including free annual health screening, dental, therapy, podiatry, acupuncture, and option to include family members after 6months).
Refer a friend incentive schemes.
Required Education, Skills & Qualifications:
We have helped develop people with no experience to achieve some unbelievable outcomes for children through the strong relationships they have formed.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
Flexibility to work on a rolling rota basis over 365 days per year (this may include bank holidays and weekends).
A valid enhanced DBS, or willingness to undertake a DBS check.
A respectful, courteous, and compassionate nature.
Open and honest approach with a growth mindset.
Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office.
Willingness and ability to complete sleep-in shifts.
Driving licence and access to a vehicle for work.
If not already qualified, a willingness to undertake Level 4 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway). Candidates will be required to apply for a DBS certificate which will be reimbursed by our client upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year).
Do you have a vehicle to use for work purposes?
Are you over the age of 21?
Driving Licence (required)