Senior Residential Childcare Practitioners

Clouds and Sunlight Children’s Care Services are entering into an exciting new phase, we are expanding our children's residential child care offering from 3 homes to 5, maybe 6 homes within the next three years. One home has been identified and planning for change of use has already been granted and will open by summer 2022. Now is the time to join us for guaranteed career progression all you need is a passion and a commitment to succeed.

Employer Clouds and Sunlight Children’s Care Services
Vacancy type Job: Full - Time
Weekly working hours To be discussed at interview stage in regards to shifts
Salary £26,782, rising to £27,814, both inc sleep shift paid at £45 per shift
Location Derbyshire

B11, The College Business Centre, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
DE22 3WZ
Closing Date 31 May, 2022 at 17:00
Other details This vacancy is open to applicants who are currently not working. Well For Work is a fully funded ESF project run by Futures and its partners with the aim of supporting unemployed people into sustainable employment.
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  • Clouds and Sunlight Children’s Care Services

    Clouds and Sunlight Children’s Care Services are entering into an exciting new phase, we are expanding our children's residential child care offering from 3 homes to 5, maybe 6 homes within the next three years. One home has been identified and planning for change of use has already been granted and will open by summer 2022. Now is the time to join us for guaranteed career progression all you need is a passion and a commitment to succeed.


  • About the Role

    • Safeguarding through individual risk management planning for young people. Promoting positive social engagements / interaction, healthy relationships and building of trust in a safe and measured way, applying safeguarding principles throughout.
    • Providing high levels of nurturing care underpinned by therapeutic parenting principles
    • Supporting children and young people throughout their daily routines by accompanying, where necessary, and transporting to and from activities, school or learning environment, appointments, including family contact and providing supervision when required.
    • Participating in activities with children and young people, encouraging engagement in education and positive and appropriate hobbies and interests. Preparing and supporting young people with tuition and homework.
    • Maintaining a safe and clean home environment, including the completion of all domestic duties e.g. cleaning, cooking, washing and general housekeeping.
    • Issuing domestic chore rota’s and ensuring all tasks are undertaken in a safe, timely manner
    • Lone working and as part of a wider professional team
    • Maintaining confidentiality at all times, reporting directly to your line manager any information or concern in a timely manner.
    • Participating in supervision, personal development plans and attend all mandatory and relevant training along with completion of diploma level 4 which is relevant to Children and young people’s workforce. All within the given time constraints
    • Ensure all aspects of daily / weekly reporting and recording is completed within the given time limits and in accordance with company policies and procedures.
    • Ensure you are compliant with all Company Codes of Practice and respective regulatory bodies i.e. Ofsted and remain up to date with all company policies and procedures, relevant legislation, required codes of practice and including young person’s paperwork, including care plans, risk assessments etc

    About You

    • Working towards or completed Level 3 or 4 diploma in Children’s and Young People workforce, ¨
    • Current, clean UK driving licence ¨
    • Enhanced DBS ¨
    • Right to Work in the UK ¨ 
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in childcare or youth setting at RCP level and an understanding of the challenges young people and carers face within a residential care setting.
    • Verbal and written abilities – the ability to communicate in clear language and to adjust the use of language to the level of the audience, express ideas and views clearly in writing
    • Computer Literacy is required
    • Work in co operation with others to achieve a shared goal, able to let other interests prevail over own
    • Lead a team in the absence of Manager or Deputy Manager
    • Able to listen and understand sharing of information, includes non verbal gestures / sign


      “These criteria are just to give you an idea of what the employer is looking for. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we will be happy to have a conversation with you to discuss this role further.”

    Benefits:

    • 22 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays = 30 days per year
    • Life Insurance
    • Dental, Optical and Therapy plan including 100's of discounts including Gyms, Holidays, High Street Stores, Electrical, Food Stores and many more
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Virtual GP
    • Physiotherapy Programme
    • Development and Training programme
    • Comprehensive Induction and On-boarding
    • Access to nationally recognised vocational qualifications
    • Regular Supervisions
    • Fantastic opportunities for career progression