Job Title: Residential Child Care Worker
Locations: Stevenage, Baldock,Welwyn Garden City, Hertford, Letchworth and Watford
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary Range: £20,344pa progressing to £26,699pa (Dependent on experience) PLUS £1,300 annual market forces payment
Our Residential Child Care Workers transform lives.
At Hertfordshire County Council, we are committed to helping our local community excel in life. Many children and young people in the area are enjoying all that the borough has to offer. But for those who are struggling to cope with what life has dealt them so far, we are there to offer the hand of friendship – and a better future.
Housing adolescents with difficult backgrounds, disabilities and complex needs, our homes are a place where young people can come to terms with their previous experiences, and forge a bright future. Staffed by a multi-agency team who are passionate about helping these youngsters find their strengths and explore what they might want to do with their lives, our homes are a uniquely dynamic and supportive place to be – and a great place in which you can explore your own career potential. Join us as either a Mainstream Worker or a Disability Worker, and your nurturing approach to parenting will form the basis of a truly great career.
- Applying a therapeutic model of intervention, you will help teenagers make sense of their backgrounds, and find a positive way forward.
- Using your own life experiences to form a bond with the young people in your care, you will support them in their social development and education, setting boundaries and bringing consistency into their lives.
- You will also take the children on holiday.
- Forming a trusted relationship with the children by sharing your own life experiences, you will help them in their education and social development. This will include taking the children on holiday.
- You will find creative ways to communicate with non-verbal children, and you will undertake intimate personal care duties as required.
- All duties will be conducted within the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) training model, for which full training will be provided.
- Both roles will provide you with the opportunity to study for a fully-funded NVQ level 3 Specialist Care Qualification. You will also be expected to work shifts including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-in duties. Additional payments are available for out-of-hours work.
- A uniquely supportive and welcoming workplace, with the chance to learn from experienced multi-disciplinary colleagues.
- A bright future, with ongoing training and development opportunities.
- An exceptional benefits package that includes the Annual Market Forces payment and a generous contributory pension scheme. You will also be offered occupational maternity/paternity/adoption pay.
- Salary exchange for additional benefits, plus access to free support and wellbeing groups.
- A re-location package is also available.
- Free on-site parking.
We are looking for compassionate individuals with the capacity to connect with teenagers. While you will bring plenty of empathy to the role, you will also be able to set boundaries – so you will need to have plenty of patience and resilience. With a driving licence and access to your own car, it would be ideal if you have some experience of working with children or young people. You will also be quick to learn, and you will be willing to work flexibly to meet the changing needs of the children.
Closing Date : 31st March 2020
Interviews : to be confirmed
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.