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Senior Therapeutic Carer

Posted 6 February by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Ended

Senior Therapeutic Carer needed for Children's Residential in Hove ASAP.

Your new company

This company has been operating for 26 years providing therapeutic residential care and specialised therapeutic education to children and young people aged 6-18 years, supported accommodation to young care leavers aged 18 years and older, and a specialised training and consultancy service. They are seeking the right candidate to take up the role and position of Registered Manager of their Therapeutic Children's Home. This home has been operating since 2006 and cares for up to 5 children, boys and girls, aged 12-16 on admission and up to age 18.

Your new role

1. To be an active member of the team of adults within The Company.
2. To provide support and assistance to the Registered Manager and their
Deputy in creating, promoting and maintaining the appropriate group living
environment for the nurturing and development of children and young people.
3. To actively assist in the management of the home, ensuring that a high
professional standard of practice and care is exercised in keeping with the
stated aims and objectives.
4. To adhere to all statutory guidelines and procedures relating to the provision
of residential care to young people.
5. To assist in the creation and implementation of agreed care plans and
treatment programmes and all associated administrative duties.
6. To assist in supporting each young person in gaining a positive experience of
education during their placements.
7. Assisting in the provision of quality "good enough" therapeutic care for each
young person living in the residential homes, and to assist in meeting their
individual day-to-day needs.
8. To act as a positive adult role model for the young people living in the
residential homes.
9. To provide opportunities for each young person to experience being cared for
in a real, positive and meaningful way.

What you'll need to succeed

Sound knowledge of good child care practice and child development supported by a minimum of 1 year
proven experience gained in the field of residential child care.
 A reasonable standard of education.
 A stable and balanced personality able to work under pressure.
 Insight into the needs of young people living in the care system.
 Respect for young people and of the ideals of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
 A commitment to delivering a high standard of quality care and nurture to vulnerable young people.
 A reasonable understanding and awareness of current child care legislation.
 A willingness to undertake further training and professional development in the areas of management
and therapeutic care.
 Strong leadership skills
 The ability to organise a workload in a clear and structured manner within agreed timescales.
 Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a wider team.
 Confidence to use own initiative when appropriate.
 Ability to support, empower and motivate others and to offer guidance and direction when required.
 The ability to adopt a flexible approach to the work ad to the working conditions.
 Good written and oral communication skills

What you'll get in return

You will finish your work satisfied that you have made positive difference to a young person's life. You will be paid a competitive wage, based on your experience and the responsibilities of each assignment. In addition to this you will gain the opportunity to further your experience and skill-set within the social care sector in order to develop a successful and rewarding career.

What you need to do now

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