Children's Therapeutic Carers
We require Children's Therapeutic Carers to join our caring, supportive team to work at our home helping to take care of children aged 9-15.
Could you join our amazing team and make a difference to the children in our care?
What you will do
In this incredibly rewarding job as Residential Care Officer you'll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping our children to grow and heal from any trauma they have experienced. You will have the ability to professionally nurture children and young people and be able to help them to grow and develop socially and emotionally.
You will be working in the home with the children, helping them to learn to do practical tasks independently such as brushing their teeth or learning to cook. You’ll help to run the home, cooking meals, administering medication and performing some cleaning duties. You’ll spend time in the community taking the children for days out or trips to the local shops, no two days are the same in residential care.
You will also work with other agencies such as education, children’s social care, police and health to help create and action holistic plans that meet our children’s needs. You’ll also liase with parents and go with children to spend time with their family and friends.
This role is offered on a full time/permanent basis where you will work a shift pattern. This includes working on rota over a 7 day period which can include weekends and bank holidays. Additional allowance is payable for sleep-in duties. This involves working a 7 day period (including sleep-ins).
About the home
Our home in Spalding provides care and accommodation for 6 young people with emotional and/or behavioural needs. We are a spacious home with a big garden that has lots of space to play in.
All of our children have individual plans that are designed to meet their needs and help them to heal. Some children will remain at the home long term, some will move on to live with family members, foster care or semi-independent living. We strive to keep all of our children connected with their families with the hope of being able to live with their families once again.
We are looking for someone who:
- Is caring and playful, our children have lots of energy and like to explore and play
- Enjoys spending time with children and helping them to stay connected to their families and friends
- Is passionate about the care of children and young people, you will be able to create an environment where children feel safe, nurtured, loved and at home
- Is curious about what a child might need and enthusiastic about helping to meet their needs
- Able to set boundaries in a firm but hugely kind way and learn to use different approaches
- Willing to undertake a QCF qualification in working with children.
- Able to use a computer at a basic level and will have knowledge and/or experience of the caring profession.
Our devoted carers live by our core values: kindness, nurture, care, respect, empathy and compassion. When you join us as a Residential Care Officer, you can enjoy generous annual leave and an excellent pension scheme along with exciting learning and development plans to help you achieve your goals.
We are one of the largest county councils in the UK and we are ambitious for both the people who work here and the residents of the county.
Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move.
In accordance with Ofsted requirements, all applicants must supply two references and provide full employment history and evidence to verify their eligibility to work in the UK. It is important to note that we are required to contact all previous employers that involved you working with young people and/or vulnerable adults in order to ascertain the reason for you leaving that employment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Cheri Blackamore on 01522 555134.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.