Residential Child Care Support Worker who is caring, compassionate, understanding and has a passion for supporting and working with children is required to join our fantastic team at Five Rivers Child Care.
SALARY: £18,250 - £21,556 per annum + £36 per sleep in + Generous Benefits
LOCATION: Leeds, West Yorkshire
JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent
APPLICATION PROCESS: Once you’ve applied, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates MUST have a Full Driving Licence
Here at Five Rivers Child Care we are looking for Residential Childcare Support Workers to come and join Fountain House in Leeds, which is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of children aged between 7 and 11. Fountain House benefits from the addition of a DfE registered school onsite, offering Key Stage 2 and preparation for a smooth transition to Key Stage 3 in a mainstream setting.
Our homes are much like your own and offer a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people in our care. The culture in our homes is one of positivity, energy, optimism and motivation. As the Residential Childcare Support Worker you will not only be responsible for the basic care and protection of our children but also serve as a positive role model, inspiring the children in all aspects of their life.
The Residential Childcare Support Worker will build an appropriate relationship and show resilience with focus to motive the need for education and enjoy community-based activities.
We are looking for positive people who are resilient and not easily shocked as you will be consistent and supportive, loving and guiding our children unconditionally while being faced with some high-level challenging behaviour, including physical and verbal aggression.
As the Residential Childcare Support Worker you will need to be able to bounce back from tough times with optimism and understanding and to keep smiling whatever the weather. Be strong minded, capable, have a secure understanding of what makes a positive parent, open minded and not afraid to get involved. We need someone who can learn quickly, is willing to go above and beyond, is fun and outgoing but above all is warm, loving, caring and forgiving.
As a successful candidate you will have the following:
- Must have a Full UK Driving license
- Good written and IT skills
- Able to communicate with children, colleagues and external customers
- Able to actively listen to others
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Be calm in situations of crisis and follow the lead of a shift leader
- Must have a passion for working with children
- QCF Level 3 / 4 in Children and Young people is desirable. If you do not have either of these qualifications we will put you through them
- Be committed to ongoing professional development and achieve the Level 4 diploma in Children and Young people
We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you do. Some of your rewards and benefits include:
- A generous annual leave allowance
- On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
- Company Pension scheme
- Simply Health Cashback Scheme
- Perk Box High Street Discounts
- We will pay for your qualification – Level 4 Diploma in Residential Child Care
- Ongoing training and support from in house and external trainers
- Employee Support Programmes
Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.
CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.
JOB REF: AWDO-P7080
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