Job title: Senior Care Practitioner
Location: Wrexham, North Wales
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: £25,066 - £27,419 per annum
Essential: A driving licence and the right to work in the UK
We are looking for an experienced Senior Care Worker to join our fantastic team at BMC Endbourne. As a Senior Care Worker, you will support our Head of Care and deputy managers in ensuring the smooth operation of the home, helping our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.
This is a great opportunity to continue your leadership career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.
Our Senior Care Worker help to ensure our care teams have the structure, resources and motivation needed to provide the individual, bespoke, support required by the children and young people in our care. Alongside the Head of care and deputy Managers, you will deliver efficient management, delivery, and development of our residential Learning Disability service, ensuring the highest quality of care and support is consistently given.
Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Senior Care Worker who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Already a Senior Care Worker or looking for career progression with previous childcare experience in a similar 24/7 LD/ASC care setting with ambition to progress, you will bring the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience to ensure a caring, structured service that provides a calm, homely environment.
You will be contracted to a 2 on 4 off shift patter amounting to 40 hours per week. This therefore includes sleep-ins.
Based on the above you will be working 244 hours per month (including your sleep-ins). However, flexibility is required.
To be successful in this role you will be:
- Committed to providing an excellent level of care for our young people
- Hold at least their NVQ/QFC level 3 in Children and young people services
- Enthusiastic in your approach to tough challenges
- Assertive in difficult situations
- Open to new ways of thinking around our therapeutic model and parenting
- Able to remain calm under pressure
- A strong communicator with great interpersonal skills
- Hold a Full driving licence and your own vehicle
- Flexible in providing consistent support to the young people in our care
- Seeking career and personal development
At Bryn Melyn Care we are determined to allow our employees the opportunity to develop and progress within our organisation. We have structured development pathways available and we actively encourage all staff to achieve their full potential. We have a professional, friendly and supportive culture company wide. We work together with excellence, integrity and respect to continuously allow better futures for the children and young people that call BMC home.
We strive for every employee here at Bryn Melyn Care to have nothing but pride when working with us and when supporting our Children and Young People.
Are you seeking that work life balance?
Bryn Melyn Care (BMC) is part of the Outcomes First Group, we are a leading provider of therapeutic, residential care, independent education and integrated clinical services for children and young people with multiple and complex needs. We deliver a portfolio of specialist services for young people ages 8 – 18+, from crisis and assessment placement, through to long-term placement and preparation for independent living.
At Bryn Melyn Care we are continuously developing services in care and education for children and young people with a range of emotional and behavioural needs (EBD) as well as Learning disabilities. We have 27 residential homes across Shropshire, North Wales and Powys. Our homes consist of solo bedded homes, multi bedded homes; for up to 2-4 children or young people. We have our own independent Ofsted approved school for our children and young people allowing us to cater to their individual specialist educational needs (SEN).
All applicants are required to complete an application form prior to attending an interview, as part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment. In addition, successful applicants will be required to hold an enhanced plus barred DBS check (which we will pay for). Full employment references are also required and comprehensive background checks completed.
Please note having a positive DBS disclosure result may not automatically bar you from working with our organisation, however, a full risk assessment will be conducted prior to making a decision on the suitability to work with our young people.
Bryn Melyn Care is proud to be an equal opportunities employer & we look forward to welcoming you on board!