Residential Childcare Practitioner

Recruiter
Healthier Recruitment Limited
Location
Bedford
Salary
20000.0000
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
18 Apr 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Residential Childcare Practitioner - Bedfordshire - £22,000 per annum

We are seeking a Residential Childcare Practitioner toplayafullandeffectiveroleasamemberofthestaffteam,providinghigh-qualityassessmentandresidential carefor youngpeople.

Our client who specialise in education for children from difficult and challenged backgrounds, are committed toprovidingClinicallyadvised,riskmanagedCare andEducation in atherapeuticsettingwhere complexsocial,emotional and educationalneedsaremet byattachment aware, therapeuticallyinformedpractitioners.

Person Specification/Competencies

Essential

  • Basiccomputer skills
  • Domestichousekeeping skills
  • Awareness ofthe principles ofequalopportunitiesand anti-discriminatorypractice
  • Abilityto workaspartofa teamorindependently
  • Understandingofconfidentiality
  • Basicunderstanding ofthe principles ofchildcarelegislation
  • Assertive and confident
  • Good interpersonal /social skills
  • Responsible and matureoutlook
  • Empathetic
  • Good sense ofhumour
  • Non-judgemental
  • Abilityto displayappropriate responsestoanger and anxiety
  • Abilitytorelatehonestlyto youngpeople
  • Punctual andreliable
  • Flexible (travel and shifts)

Desirable

  • Transferable life andinterest skills
  • Understandingofchild developmentandthe impactofabuse
  • Innovative and creative
  • Able to workalone withoutdirection
  • Previousexperience of working with youngpeople in a residential setting

Qualifications/ Minimum Requirements

Essential

  • Basiccomputer skills
  • Full manual drivingLicence
  • Level 3 in Residential Childcare