Lead Practitioner/Team Leader Residential Childcare

Recruiter
Talentspa
Location
Penwortham
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lead Practitioner/Team Leader (Residential Childcare)

Location: Preston

Hourly rate: £9.27 – £10.67

Full Time - Averaging 35 Hours per week

Sleep in Allowance: £40 per night

Our client provides residential care for children and young people and are looking to recruit committed individuals to join their growing team.

About the Lead Practitioner / Team Leader:

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this opportunity may be of interest to you. You will provide day to day care, direction and support to young people who may display challenging and disruptive behaviours, emotional and social difficulties. Working within a supportive therapeutic environment you will be part of a team dedicated to caring for young people with compassion and a commitment to positive relationships.

The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility and experience.

Equal Opportunities

Our client supports Equal Opportunities in Employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds such as colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

Requirements of the Lead Practitioner/Team Leader:

  • Minimum 2 years or more of experience working within a residential setting.
  • Diploma level 3 (Children and young people workforce) or equivalent.
  • Ability to interact with a range of people/young people.
  • Ability to lead a team and to work as part of a team.
  • To be able to provide consistency of care and support to the young people.
  • Experience working with children who may display challenging behaviour.
  • Sleeping in duties and shift work, including evenings and weekends on a rota system.
  • Full Driving Licence is preferred but not essential.

Benefits of becoming theLead Practitioner/Team Leader:

  • Competitive rates of pay and holiday allowance.
  • Full induction, specialist training and accredited qualifications.
  • Opportunities for career development and progression within a growing company.
  • Fully funded DBS.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Employee assistance program.

Due to the age of the young people in their care all candidates must be at least 21 years old to apply. (Care Standards Act 2000)

All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

If you feel that you meet the above criteria of theLead Practitioner/Team Leader role then please apply now!