• We offer a safe and stuctured environment where young people can begin to safely explore their experiences within a consistent psychologically containing environment.
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  • While our expectation is to offer settled placements of 6 months and more, our admission procedures are sufficiently flexible to take account of urgent situations.
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  • Barford education caters for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties who have found it difficult to achieve their full potential in the mainstream sector.
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  • We aim to provide the best treatment for each individual child and the best support for significant adults who have the child in mind. We place the child and the adult at the centre of our thinking
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Residential Childcare Worker

Job Summary

Residential Childcare Worker - Childrens Residential Services
Area: South Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire
Salary: £16,000 - £17,400 plus sleep in allowance
All shifts operate on a shift basis and include work on weekends and bank holidays
Option available to use the Childcare Voucher Scheme
Permanent/Full-time positions
Immediate start subject to satisfactory References and DBS

Are you wishing to take that first or next step in your career or wanting to work in an organisation that provides a unique service by combining care, education and therapy for its young people, then here is an opportunity to join Barford Children’s Services as a Residential Childcare Worker.

About the Role:
Providing day to day care for young people with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties within a Childrens home.

Your responsibilities will include being responsible as a member of a team for direct day to day care of young people acting as a positive role model and ensuring their physical, social and emotional needs are being met whilst being flexible, dynamic and engaged in supporting the young people in our care.

You will proactively encourage young people to participate in a variety of opportunities that are healthy, meaningful and give them a sense of achievement and builds their self esteem.

You will actively contribute to care plans, share in report writing and monitoring and participate in housekeeping duties and work in a positive, respectful and empowering way with young people in order to promote good relationships and encourage achievement and development.

You will work in line policies and procedures, and The Childrens Homes Regulations and maintain high professional standards at all time.

You will work directly with young people, their families, social workers and other relevant people where appropriate.

Successful applicants will need:
Excellent communication both written and verbal and the resilience to manage challenging behaviour.

A full UK driving licence.

To have or be willing to undertake a QCF Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent or above.

Training and development opportunities are provided to support you in developing your career.

Now is the time to apply for that new and exciting Residential Workers Role. Join Barford Children’s Services and help support and make a difference in the lives of our young people – simply download the full job description, guidance notes and application form or contact Juli Stevens on 01455 271306. No agencies

Please fill out our Application Form below and return to our head office – Barford Children’s Services, Sapcote Road, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4DW