Night Residential Care Worker - Residential Childcare - Staffordshire

Outcomes First Group
Staffordshire Moorlands District
11 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Night Residential Care Worker - Residential Childcare - Staffordshire

£15,137 - £17,051 PER ANNUM, PRO RATA’D Plus excellent company benefits!

Could you make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children / young people?

This pioneering organisation has Gold Investors in People award and offers company pension, life assurance, cash health plan and excellent professional development/training and the opportunity to undertake QCF Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification.

The company seeks a new night residential staff member for our Ofsted registered children’s home offering 52-week care and education to girls 12-19 years with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD).

This Ofsted registered residential and vocational college for vulnerable girls is set in an eleven acre site in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, near Alrewas and Rugeley. On-site there are after school clubs and activities which range from horse riding, cooking and horticulture to dressmaking and sport and fitness. There are many leisure centres, dance classes, martial art classes and other community based activities locally which the girls are supported and encouraged to partake in to develop their social skills and self-esteem.

This role is to look after girls with emotional and behavioural difficulties, aged 12-19, during the night period supporting their emotional well-being and ensuring they are safe. Shifts are 10 hours, 9.30pm to 7.30am, 5 nights on and 5 nights off, and there is a need to remain awake for the whole shift period. There are various shifts available including week days and weekends only. You will use your skills and enthusiasm to set boundaries, challenge unacceptable behaviour, be a role model and provide a nurturing environment in which the girls can feel safe and supported with particular sensitivity to the needs of the young people at night.

Ideally you will have previous experience of working with young people either paid or unpaid in a similar setting or have made a difference to your own or other children’s lives through positive parenting skills.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to the employment commencing.