Team Leader Children's Support Worker - Felton

Posted 9 February by Cambian Group
We are looking to recruit 1 new Team Leader, who holds a Level 3 Qualification in Children and Young People, to complete our staff team. We currently support 2 girls and 1 boy aged 13, 14 and 17 who present a variety of complex needs.

Salary: £9.60 for Team Leader

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’s 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 Felton the site is a 4 bedroom complex care home (3 beds for the children and 1 staff sleep room)

Broomhill Cottage is situated in the rural area of Ullingswick. This is approx. 12.5 miles from Hereford, which is a small city and 10 miles from Leominster, which is the nearest town. The home is surrounded by agricultural land and is set off the main road by a drive, which is approx. 150 meters in length.

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             

Week 1

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

Week 2

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

Week 3

Monday – Day off

Tuesday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In

Wednesday – Day off

Thursday – Day off

Friday – Early shift 07.30 – 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 – 23.00 & - Sleep In

Saturday – Day off

Sunday – Day off

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

NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce, or relevant equivalent

Good organisational and time management skills

Support and manage individual staff

Ability to lead and motivate a staff team

Supporting and line managing care staff

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.“

Reference: 34442410

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