Residential Care Worker
Help us to make a difference to the lives of young people in trouble.We believe everyone can achieve ‘positive change’ and we need ‘positive thinkers’ to create a centre of excellence for young people who are sentenced, on remand or on a welfare order.
Clayfields House is a Secure Children’s Home providing an intensive service to young people who are vulnerable, at risk to themselves or others, and/or placed in secure accommodation due to offending behaviour or a risk to themselves or from the community. We work with males and females aged between the ages of 10-18 and we need to recruit team players who want the rich rewards of working with some of the most challenging but rewarding young people in the UK.
Your role will involve enrichment activities and day to day life skills with the young people in one of our three house units accommodating up to six young people. You will be a team player, more interested in solutions than problems, and resilient enough to act as an anchor to young people who need safety, contentment and a new sense of direction in life. Minimum age of applicants is 22 – Quality Standards and Regulations 2015. Shift work has a big impact on your lifestyle and you will need to consider this when applying for the post. On top of your basic salary you will be paid additional enhancements for evening and weekend shifts and there will be opportunities to work additional hours to cover gaps in the rota
For informal discussion regarding this position, please telephone 01159170010 and ask to speak to the Duty Manager.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
This vacancy is closed to applications.