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Role: Children’s Care Practitioner
Salary: £18,720 - £19,760 per annum (£9.00 - £9.50 per hour) plus £60 per sleep in.
Location: Overton Residential School – Ludlow, Shropshire
Hours: 2 days on including a Sleep and 4 days off
Essential: A full driving Licence and the Right to Work in the UK
Options Autism are recruiting Children’s Care Workers to join our teams within the Shropshire region. Our home provides specialist care for children & young people with autism and associated learning difficulties. This means that the Children we care for may be highly capable and need support to develop their day-to-day skills or you could be supporting children who have high sensory needs, feel uncomfortable in certain situations or be non- verbal. That’s why we’re looking for calm, conscientious and kind people who can take care of the nightly needs of the children– vital help that can transform their lives!
Each of our homes are within commutable distance from Ludlow, Hereford, Kidderminster, Worcester, and Shrewsbury. However, due to the remote location of the site and the needs of the role, a driving licence is essential.
As a Children’s Care Worker within our specialist children’s home in Shropshire, you will work directly with vulnerable children with Autism and associated difficulties. Daily tasks involve providing them with the care, support and opportunities they need to be happy, healthy and to make their way in the world.
You will work with our multi-disciplinary team to contribute to individual Quality of Life Plans and provide a balanced programme of personal development focusing on social skills, independence and community involvement enabling the young people to achieve their full potential. You will also be responsible for chaperoning the children to appointments and activities such as shopping or trips to the zoo, completing relevant paperwork, undertaking household tasks, personal care and where appropriate administering medication.
Your empathy and warmth are just what’s needed in this rewarding role, working as part of an incredible team of committed care workers to help vulnerable children and young people feel safe and secure as they build the skills they need for life.
You’ll be friendly, patient, kind and considerate as you help them learn, making sure they’re well looked after whenever they’re in our care. You’ll love giving them space to grow and thrive, playing your part in creating a nurturing environment in which they can fulfil their potential.
Great communication skills are essential, as you’ll be in close contact with the children you care for daily. In this role, warm and welcoming smiles really matter!
Who we’re looking for
You’ll be excited to help vulnerable children and young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, playing an essential role as part of our care-giving team. With your calm, conscientious approach, you’ll take care of everyday needs – vital help that can transform their lives.
You’ll play a key role in the smooth-running of the site, and you’ll have a good grasp of safeguarding and safety and hygiene. You must also be willing to work towards a paid for NVQ 3 in health and social care or equivalent.
This is a role in which attention to detail really counts – and one that touches the real lives of people every day.
Why join Options Autism?
- We're a values driven organisation that puts people first
- We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
- Our accredited training programmes include diplomas and NVQs
- Our innovative Careers Pathway programme lets you plan your own incredible future
- We create strong communities around our schools, and you’ll be part of an amazing team
- We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
- Our Your Wellbeing Matters initiative provides total support
- Our Employees Rewards Hub offers great rewards such as discount vouchers and money off gym memberships
- Blue light card
- Holidays start at 25 days per annum
- Earn £1000 as an employee by referring a friend
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.
Care assistant/ Support worker/ Children’s care worker/ Nights/ Children development /Working with children/ Autism