Residential Care Worker - Ofsted 'Outstanding’ children’s home - Oxfordshire

Outcomes First Group
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Residential Care Worker - Ofsted 'Outstanding’ children’s home - Oxfordshire

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

Salary: £20,248 - £22,891 per annum (Payment inclusive of working shift supplement) plus excellent company benefits.

(£21,289 per annum starting salary for QCF/NVQ 3 CYP/Diploma qualified candidates with relevant residential experience)

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

Hillcrest Children’s Services seeks a new residential staff member for our Ofsted registered children’s home offering 52-week care and education to girls 12-16 years with emotional, behavioural disorders due to traumatic life experience.

This is a happy busy home where quality of care provided for young people is highly impressive. Care planning is tailored to young people’s diverse needs and preferences. This home is located within the Oxford country side and provides the perfect setting for the young people to enjoy a range of activities such as: swimming, athletics, health & beauty, camping, horse riding, guides, holidays away and day trips to local centres, as well as outward bound activities. This home is also within easy reach of Bicester, Oxford and Birmingham making it a great location for shopping with the girls.

You will have the ability to be a good role model with sound qualities such as resilience, personal boundaries and good written and verbal communication skills. You will support the Management Team in ensuring consistent care practice in a residential setting, providing a safe and homely environment and supporting an ethos in which the young people in our care can develop and grow. You will also be required to participate in the caring of various animals on site.

You will use your skills and enthusiasm to set boundaries, challenge unacceptable behaviour, develop the young person’s social and independent skills, be a role model and provide a nurturing environment in which the girls can feel safe and supported.

You will be working a unique pattern of working a unique pattern of 7 days on shift followed by 7 days off which provides a consistent approach beneficial to the outcomes for young people and also enables staff who do not live locally to fulfil the working pattern.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding children. The successsful applicant will be subject to DBS criminal records check and suitable references will be sought prior to any commencement of employment.