We currently support 2 boys ages 12 and 14 who present a variety of complex needs.
Salary: £8.00-£8.65 (dependent of experience/qualifications)
Do you have the empathy, compassion, resilience and positive parenting skills required to help support young people to live independent lives?
Here, you’ll join a strong, supportive team in helping young people with complex needs. It is challenging yet highly rewarding work where the little things, you do every day, will have life-changing results.
You must be over 21 years of age and hold a full UK driving licence.
Located in Leominster, the site is a 4 bedroom complex care home. Arrowbridge Cottage is in a rural locality, it is located approximately 4miles from Leominster and 12 miles from Hereford.
The home has access to two company vehicles enabling us to easily transport our residents around the local area. Hereford is the closet small city in the area being approximately 20 minutes away with Worcester about 40 minutes in the car and Leominster 5 minutes in the car.
Types of duties
These can be varied but are all centered on the young person and can include:
- Providing encouragement when getting ready for school
- Transportation (Use of Company Car)
- Care Planning
- Meal Planning
- Organising and facilitating social activities (outside of school)
- Maintaining the home (cleaning, laundry and shopping etc.)
- Home management
- Liaising with external stakeholders and our own multi-disciplinary team
The day can be very unpredictable and quite easily you could spend the entire afternoon providing 1:1 support managing extremely challenging behavior, the right type of person needs to be flexible, adaptable and able to read situations and help our young people make positive choices.
Shift patterns – what a typical 2 week rota could look like
Monday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & Sleep In
Tuesday – Day off
Wednesday – Day off
Thursday - Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & Sleep In
Friday – Day off
Saturday – Day off
Sunday - Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In
Monday – Day off
Tuesday –Day off
Wednesday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In
Thursday – Day off
Friday – Day off
Saturday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In
Sunday – Day off
You have to be prepared to work sleep ins but they are not always required.
You will need the following skills/qualifications:
- A passion for working with children
- At least one year’s experience in Children’s Residential Care
- Excellent communication skills and a good team player
- Strong determination to succeed
- Effective leadership and Management
- A willingness to learn
You will be expected to have a level 3 diploma in Health & Social care or committed to passing this once you have completed your probationary period.
We are also recruiting bank staff to support our home.
Who are we?
We are the Cambian group, the largest independent provider of care and education for children and young people. We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. You’ll find that you’re part of a close, supportive team, all focused on achieving the best outcome for everyone. The better we work together, the more we can help the people we care for achieve their personal best too.
Whether that’s in terms of helping someone to achieve their personal potential or growing our reputation as provider of the best quality behavioural health services in the UK. We already have 27 Ofsted ‘Outstanding Provider’ Awards, join us and together we can achieve more.
Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.
Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time.“
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