Job Title: Senior Residential Child Care Worker (SRCCW)
Salary: £9.80 per hour
Hours: 40 hours per week
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?
Would you like to progress your Career in the Residential Care Sector?
Are you resilient, reliable and ready for a challenge?
Yes? Apply today to become a Senior Residential child care worker within one of our teams in Nottingham!
About the home
This is one of our Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) teams within the city of Nottingham. Our beautiful and homely residential setting provides 24/7 care for up to four young people within the home. Each child has their own room which they decorate to their individual tastes and cater for their requirements. The children could display a variety of challenges and be verbally or physically aggressive. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference to these children regardless of the challenges you may be faced with.
About the group
We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as 'Outstanding' or 'Good'.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the role
This is a diverse position, you will be a corporate parent and a positive role model, helping fulfil the needs of the child and improve their lives. When you start your shift, you will receive a hand over and start your daily tasks. You could be taking the children out to the cinema, shopping, to the Zoo or you could be spending the day within the home, educating and enhancing life skills.
You will be required to complete relevant paperwork, household chores and chaperone the children on appointments and other activities. There will be occasions where you may have to administrate medication and maintain the children’s personal care.
We ensure our staff are fully trained for any situation, therefore you will receive an induction, followed by shadow shifts and regular supervisions. Also, because you will be faced with challenging behaviour, you will be fully trained in Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA), a de-escalation and physical intervention training course.
The salary is worked out at a 40 hour week at £9.80 per hour and an average of one sleep in per week (£40).
Who are we looking for?
We would like you to join our family environment if you have a genuine desire to help and support children. We need you to share our aim, to try and improve their lives, to give them every chance to have better days and a better future. You must be reliable, enthusiastic and resilient as well as compassionate, understanding and friendly.
The successful candidate must have an NVQ Level 3 or level 3 Diploma specific to Residential Care and prior experience in a similar setting.
Essential/ Desirable criteria
- Ability to work within a 24/7 operation
- Good communication and listening skills
- Able and willing to partake in relevant training and on occasion be involved in physical interventions
- Accurate record keeper
- Organisational skills
- Good team player
- NVQ Level 3 or level 3 Diploma specific to Residential Care
Why work for us?
Be part of the UK’s largest independent children’s services group and receive:
- Career progression opportunities
- Continuous personal development opportunities
- Enrich and improve the lives of our young people
- An interesting and varied career
- You will be paid hourly
- Sleep ins are paid £40
- Employee Rewards Hub
- 'Your Wellbeing Matters'
Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access MS Teams
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.