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Senior Residential Care Workers x 2

The Smith Foundation
Elland, West Yorkshire
£24,012 - £28,672
Closing date
7 Feb 2022
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Senior Residential Care Workers

2 permanent positions based in Elland

Salary from NJC pt scale 16 to 24 (£24,012 - £28,672)

Full-Time Permanent (to include weekends, evenings and sleep-in shifts and bank holidays)

Start date: April 2022

Could you help us in our mission to create a warm, safe, and happy home for our children where all can thrive? We have created an environment that is both welcoming, warm, and safe for our children and now need to take the next step to make it a home.

We have exciting opportunities for therapeutic care givers to join our brand-new Residential Service at Boothroyd House.

We are looking to appoint highly motivated, enthusiastic, reliable, and proactive individuals who have a strong commitment to ensuring all within their care are both safe and cared for. They must be nurturing and supportive, with excellent communication skills and can form strong relationships with children and young people, team members, parents and carers, and key safeguarding partners.

Our home will provide care for up to 4 boys aged between 7-12 who may have a range of complex needs in addition to impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties. By working in partnership with a supportive and experienced Registered manager, Deputy Manager, Clinical Lead, and other colleagues you will be responsible for helping create and maintain an environment where safe, consistent, creative, and enabling care for the children and young people (who can present with complex and challenging behaviours) is the standard. Alongside our Safeguarding stakeholders in the wider community, your role through collaborative partnerships, will be to support yourself and the team to work within our Model of Care, promoting and facilitating positive outcomes.

As part of The Smith Foundation, we will work in partnership with our colleagues at The William Henry Smith School to provide Outstanding individualised learning opportunities for our children and young people. You will actively model safe and effective positive relationships, through mentoring and reflective supervision you will ensure that the children and young people are effectively and safely supported to safely tackle areas of difficulty, be enabled to develop, and ensure opportunities are created in which they can thrive.

The successful candidates will have the characteristics, personality, and resilience to handle challenging behaviour effectively and professionally, and be physically fit to provide social learning experiences. Active participation in daily activities both within the home, and in the community, is required.

Working full time will require flexibility and the ability to undertake shift work including weekends, evenings and sleep-ins, bank holidays and on-call duties as required.

Our Commitment to you:

  • A friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Opportunities to truly enrich the lives of our children and young people and make a positive difference
  • A therapeutic model of care providing individualised guidance to support you in your role
  • Clinical supervision
  • Dedicated career pathways to enable you to achieve your full potential
  • Accredited training programmes including Diplomas and Apprenticeships
  • Supportive and dedicated leadership through our multi-disciplinary management team
  • Work patterns that support your quality of life and wellbeing
  • A competitive defined contribution pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme (3x annual salary)
  • Employee assistance healthcare cashback plan
  • A strong focus on staff health & wellbeing
  • Access to Head Space and Perks at Work which offers hundreds of discounts and benefits
  • Assistance with childcare savings and cycle to work scheme.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be qualified to Level 4 in Health & Social Care or NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People’s Workforce qualification
  • Have at least 2 years’experience within Residential Childcare and working alongside young people
  • Have a proven track record in supervising and managing people
  • Act as a role model; be able to empower, motivate and provide a high level of support for the team and young people
  • Demonstrate experience of acting ethically, with integrity and empathy, as well as commitment to working towards these values
  • Be passionate in motivating, inspiring and safeguarding young people, and the team members in their care
  • Embrace and support Boothroyd House’s Quality of Life and Positive Behaviour Support ethos
  • Ensure that Quality of Life underpins all work with children & young people/families and fellow colleagues
  • Have the ability to develop positive and sustainable relationships with children and young people
  • Be an outstanding practitioner able to provide stimulating recreational opportunities
  • Be a creative and reflective individual who inspires confidence in meeting the needs of our young people
  • Be highly motivated and able to contribute to collaborative working with colleagues and wider partners
  • Be able to demonstrate resilience, motivation and commitment
  • Have a positive attitude and mind-set, embracing the positive physical and mental health and wellbeing ethos. This includes role modelling self-care and reflection as part of our wider strategy
  • Have the ability to promote and celebrate diversity, collaboration, and equality at all times
  • Be honest and act with integrity, be trustworthy and understand the need for confidentiality.

Please note that you must be 22 years old or above to apply as per Children’s Home Regulations. You must also have a valid driving licence

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. Our recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and an enhanced DBS check (you are applying for a position working in regulated activity). In order to be successful in your application, you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process and must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times.

The Smith Foundation values equality and diversity across its workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care. In support of this commitment, we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

For further information on this post please contact Tamara Pearcey, Appointed Manager at the following email address:

To obtain an application pack please email or visit the William Henry Smith School website vacancy page (please note we do not accept CV’s).

Closing date for applications: Monday, 7th February 2022

Shortlisted Candidates will be notified: Friday, 11th February 2022

Interviews will take place in March 2022 as follows:

Safeguarding 4th / 11th March

Show Round and formal interview 4th / 11th March

(above dates are subject to change)

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