Senior Residential Childcare Practitioner

Recruiter
Refresh Resourcing
Location
Dunstable
Salary
£25,000 - £29,999
Posted
13 Jun 2019
Closes
17 Jun 2019
Ref
1168949772
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A chance to progress your career in children's residential social care as a Senior Residential Childcare Practitioner.

Bringing your experience of working with children & young people in a residential setting along with an aptitude for providing guidance and support to other staff members, this role will bring you the new challenges you are looking for to enhance your skills and progress your career.

You will be joining a provider of therapeutic care services whose homes are all rated "Good" or "Outstanding" by Ofsted. All of the homes are situated in beautiful locations and well maintained and furnished which creates a great working environment.

Within this position you will benefit from a bespoke induction, a comprehensive training package both in house and externally sourced, competency framework to support career development, a staff recognition programme, annual salary review and a stakeholder pension.

As a Senior Residential Childcare Practitioner, your main duties and responsibilities will be:

· To undertake the day to day management of the household as directed by the home manager or assistant manager

· To offer professional practice support meetings to staff to complement staff supervision

· To encourage, support and guide members of the staff team.

· To be the Key Worker for individual children.

· To attend Case Reviews, Planning Meetings and any other meetings as required.

· To maintain records as required.

· To participate in the on-call system

· To promote and provide a variety of appropriate, stimulating activities and be a consistent and caring adult model.

· To engage, communicate, talk and listen to the children and young people. To observe their behaviour and record significant features.

· To contribute to care planning and the implementation of these plans.

· To participate in reviews and meetings as required and prepare young people for these meetings.

· To provide additional support and comfort to children and young people under stress.

· To use reactive strategies to control the behaviour of children and young people who are unable to manage their own behaviour.

· To provide for children and young people's physical needs as necessary, for example by attending to personal care needs, cooking, cleaning, washing, shopping and budgeting or by enabling children and young people to carry out such tasks themselves.

You are also able to take on extra shifts for further work and to add to your income.

Candidate essential requirements:

· QCF / NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent

· Previous experience of working with young people in a residential setting

· Full manual driving licence

Benefits

This care provider can offer to all of its care staff an extremely stable management team with a Residential Manager is each of its homes. This enables you to learn from experienced leaders, have clear lines of reporting and build team unity.

You will also benefit from fantastic career progression opportunities as this organisation nurtures, develops and promotes its staff.

·Bespoke Induction

·Comprehensive training, both in-house and externally sourced

·Competency Framework to support career development

·Staff recognition programme

·Annual salary review

·Stakeholder pension

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