Shift Leader (Vulnerable Children)

23051.00 - 23051.00 GBP Annual + GBP23051/annum GBP35 sleep in allowance
21 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Shift Leader
Area: Wiltshire
Location: Warminster-Frome-Radstock-Porton
Type of Employment: Full time/Perm Support Worker
Function: Healthcare
Salary: GBP23,051 (inclusive of GBP35 sleep in)


We are currently on the lookout for:

• Shift Leaders (if you withhold a Level 3 in Health & Social Care)

Who are we?

Based in Warminster we are an established College which is ran by Childcare Practitioners assisting young people who experience emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. We deliver support to vulnerable children who often come from a background of family crisis and fragmented lives which unfortunately causes them to be unable to live at home.

We provide residential care, support and education for our young people displaying difficult and harmful behaviours. With a total of 8 homes we pride ourselves in achieving excellence throughout creating endless opportunities and changing lives.

All of our homes are within a 20 to 30 minute driving radius of our office.

The Role

As a Shift Leader, you will facilitate the needs of the children within your care. You will be seen as a guardian to our young people assisting them in their everyday living from cooking their tea to taking them to school. Maintaining an excellent standard of care at all times and endorsing a positive routine for them to follow.

Every child's individual needs are to be met - and better yet, we reward for good behaviour! Which means rewards are given regularly enabling you to attend fantastic activities such as trampolining, spa days, cinema trips and mini holidays.

As a Shift Leader it is important you are able to build trust and provide sustainability for vulnerable children consistently encouraging self-development and safe guarding to a high standard. As a result of their background in the early stages of the role you will experience some exceptionally challenging behaviour as you integrate yourself into the routine of the children's lives.

We will put you through all your introductory training within your first week including office based training where you will do exercises through e-learning. You will be taught our Team Teach restraining technique enabling you to use this when necessary.

What hours will I work?

As a Shift Leader you will work approximately 10 shifts a month on a 3 week rolling shift patterns which is ideal for your personal commitments and social life. Therefore, you'll know your working hours for the foreseeable future.

Qualifications and Skills

You must have experience working within a Residential Childcare Setting and hold a Level 3 NVQ or equivalent of in Health & Social Care.

What's in it for you? The good stuff!

If you are looking for progression as a Shift Leader/Senior Support Worker you've come to the right place! We believe in inspiring our employees to do better so we provide inspiring courses to give you a taster in the next role i.e. Deputy Manager. In addition to this we use external trainers who deliver Level 5 Care Management.

• Only working 10 shifts a month which enables you to have that much appreciated 'me time'. Supporting a work life balance.
• 245 hours' annual leave which equates to a total of 14 shifts per annum.
• Pension Scheme
• Long Service Awards for employees who stay with us for 5 or 10 years.
• Sick Pay Scheme which totals up to 4 weeks of your basic salary depending how long you have been with us.
• Longevity Service Award Annually
• Employer of the Month
• Sickness Award
• Childcare Voucher Scheme