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Children Care Practitioner

Posted 25 January by Oakland Recruitment Ended

All Applicants must possess one of these recognised qualification:

  • NVQ Care Level 3 ( with this qualification you must have experience working with children ages 10-18).
  • NVQ caring for children and young people level 3

  • Level 3 in health and social care - children and young people

  • Level 3 diploma in children and young people's workforce: social care pathway

  • Level 3 diploma for residential childcare (England).

  • Level 3 diploma in health and social care children and young people for Wales and NI.

Job Description

  • To understand and adhere all policies and procedures, including reference to those contained within the employee handbook.
  • To understand and apply safeguarding practices and processes.

  • To understand and deliver the young person’s Quality of Life Plan on a daily basis.

  • To meet all the basic physical needs of the young person on a daily a basis.

  • To keep up to date accurate records for the young people in line with systems of the home.

  • To carry out tasks and maintain all relevant records pertaining to fire safety, health & safety and other records as directed by line manager.

  • To ensure understanding and compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Equality and Diversity Act.


  • To develop an understanding of the PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) House Model of Therapeutic Parenting and implement this on a daily basis in the care of young people.
  • To implement all learning with regard to training - including PRICE (Protecting Rights in a Caring Environment) on a daily basis.
  • To ensure all domestic duties in the home are carried to the highest possible standard.
  • To set high standards in home-making and care for the fabric, equipment and grounds of the home and wider organisation.
  • To actively contribute to the creation and maintenance of a therapeutic homely environment, taking into account the young person’s wishes and preferences.
  • To maintain vigilance when supervising young people in line with risk assessments to ensure that significant behaviours are noted and recorded.
  • To develop skills, knowledge and experience in accordance with a personal development plan agreed with line manager to develop working practice and set professional goals.

Required skills

  • Young People

Reference: 34316809

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