Residential Childcare Worker - "Outstanding" Home

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Role Type
Full time

17,000 - 21,000 + 36 per sleep in


Have you had experience dealing with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviours?

Your knowledge and expertise of caring will be welcomed and developed at Five Rivers Child Care. Our comprehensive training programme in positive behaviour support and therapeutic interventions will only add to your existing expertise. We are a City and Guilds approved learning centre and pride ourselves on being a learning organisation, encouraging continued personal development. Five Rivers Child Care offers you the opportunity to process your career in a rewarding and engaging environment.

 The service provided at Fountain House in Leeds is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of children  aged between 7 and 11. Fountain House benefits from the addition of a DfE registered school onsite, offering Key Stage 2 and preparation for a smooth transition to Key Stage 3 in a mainstream setting.

Our homes are much like your own and offer a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people in our care. The culture in our homes is one of positivity, energy, optimism and motivation. You will not only be responsible for the basic care and protection of our children but also serve as a positive role model, inspiring the children in all aspects of their life. You will build an appropriate relationship and show resilient with focus to motive the need for education and enjoy community-based actives.

Your experience will lead you to adopt a child centred approach with a thorough understanding of each child and their exacting needs. Utilising this knowledge, you will be able to identify any significant features in their behaviour and be alerted to any signs of distress, to ensure that they are monitored and protected. You will have leadership qualities and feel confident offering guidance and understanding when involved in supporting the care team through supervision. You will be responsible for the smooth running of shifts and must be an effective communicator, both in the oral and written forms. Underpinning everything you do will be the desire to work as a team to ultimately achieve the best possible outcomes for the children in your care.

The role entails working on a shift rota, you will be required to undertake sleep-in duties as part of a regular pattern of work.

Our benefits include; company pension scheme, sick pay, healthcare scheme, discounts in many high street shops, leisure facilities and restaurants, childcare vouchers, employee referral scheme and employee assistance programme.

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

Please note: In the event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than the stated date.

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