Childcare Practitioner

Recruiter
Jobsecure
Location
Whitchurch
Salary
£21,200 per annum
Posted
16 Jun 2018
Closes
14 Jul 2018
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time

Jobsecure recruitment are currently seeking Childcare Practitioners to become a part of our client team who are a leading provider of therapeutic residential care for children and young people with multiple and complex needs.

Our client provides support for young people aged 10-18+, This involves 1:1 working to provide the safety and support, both physical and emotional, required for change and growth.

By taking the time to understand young people’s behaviour, using our bespoke Quality of Life Plan, we are able to identify and effectively work with the underlying reasons for their behaviour.

Jobsecure are looking for someone who has experience of the following responsibilities:

  • To contribute to the positive culture of the organisation in line with the five values and challenge negative attitudes appropriately.

  • To be proactive and use initiative to ensure that all working hours are used effectively.

  • To be alert to signs of distress, neglect or abuse, ensuring that the young people are monitored and protected.

  • To be sensitive to the needs of individual young people and provide support and comfort to young people under stress.

  • To be mindful of race, culture, language, and religion, to ensure that every young person is treated fairly and as an individual entitled to respect and dignity.

  • To utilise the organisation’s whistle blowing policy to ensure that poor practice, negligence and dishonesty is dealt with appropriately.

  • 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 develop an understanding of relevant legislation (Children’s Home Regulations 2015, Quality Standards 2015 and Towards a Stable Life, Brighter Future 2002) and how these are reflected in daily working practice.

  • 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.

  • High integrity, honest and open, with an ability to make ethical decisions, acknowledge faults and take remedial action where necessary. Can-do attitude and willingness to participate in physical activities and support children in their development

  • Team orientated, positive and friendly with good interpersonal skills.

Those who apply will be shortlisted via the following requirements:

Experience working in a children’s residential home

Obtained either; NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People or Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma

Full Driving Licence (able to drive a vehicle with manual transmission) and own transport

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