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Care Worker (Maternity Cover)

Posted 21 February by HAMPSHIRE RECRUITMENT SERVICES LTD Easy Apply Ended

A fantastic role has arisen for a Care Worker to cover maternity leave to work for an outstanding School in Newbury who provide a caring community meeting the various needs of the young people in their care.

Care staff work a 42 hour week, (although in some houses this is an average across a fortnight), and must be prepared to undertake shift and weekend work.

Care Staff do not work during school holidays

Extra payment is made for sleeping-in duties and overtime. Staff are entitled to meals whilst at work.


  • To oversee the physical care of the pupils, their physical health, diet, clothing, hygiene and safety, working with other staff where necessary,
  • To undertake some domestic duties where necessary to the smooth running of the houses
  • Care Staff should seek out young people for conversations, either one-to-one or in groups, to chat about everything from their progress, interests, or what is happening in the news, but also to help them with any problems they are facing
  • To encourage and stimulate the physical, mental and emotional, growth of the young people
  • Taking an interest in the pupils’ education and assisting them with their studies where reasonably possible
  • Assisting in the organisation of outings
  • Participating in leisure activities as requested by the Clubs and Activities Co-ordinator and organising and supervising games and other activities
  • To work closely with families by having regular communication with parents and carers
  • To attend meetings and conferences when requested
  • To participate in the implementation of care plans and personal development records
  • To communicate effectively with other care staff, teaching staff, nurses, speech and language and audiology staff
  • To be familiar with and work in accordance with care policies
  • No qualifications or experience is required although you are expected to work towards and complete an NVQ level 3 in Childcare

If this role sounds of interest please apply now

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Required skills

  • Caring
  • Health
  • Hygiene
  • Personal Development
  • Young People

Reference: 34520808

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