Careers

Role: Residential Child Care Worker
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £17,361.00-£19,352.00 per year

Dove Adolescent Services Ltd established 1993 provides residential care for young people (up to the age of adulthood). The residential care provision is within small, medium sized homes located within the South and West of Yorkshire Barnsley/Wakefield area.

Our service aims to support the young people within our care to develop their emotional resilience to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. The underpinning ethos within our homes is of fostering appropriate relationships with young people and their significant others, to support them within their future transitions into adulthood. This is achieved through positive reinforcement and social pedagogic principles.

We are an IIP Gold Awarded Company and invest heavily within the continued professional development of our employees. There is no expectation that you have had previous residential care experience, as a comprehensive training package is required which includes the completion and ability to achieve a childcare Diploma level 3 within 2yrs of employment.

ABOUT YOU
It is a requirement that you are over the age of 21 in line with legislative frameworks that govern our service. (This is an exempt vacancy under the Employment Equality Act 2010 and Age regulations Act 2006.)

An outgoing personality with drive and determination to support the development of young people in our care. You are required to be computer literate to support the required administration duties. Ability to complete Diploma level training.

Full time and part time contracts available.

Starting salary £17,361-£19,352 (qualified Level 3 Diploma)
Plus sleep in allowance of £45 per night (average 8-10 sleep in per month approx £360 per month)
Wake night bonus
Sickness cover bonus
Bonus scheme for long term service
Company pension
Performance linked benefits.
Annual leave entitlements are 20 days plus statutory Bank Holiday
Annual leave increase for continuous service
Opportunities for progression to Senior staff
Comprehensive training package including Level 3 Diploma

Required Skills:
Excellent communication Skills
Empathy
Resilience
Patience
Ability to relate to vulnerable young people
Positive Team Player
Enhanced DBS check-reimbursed upon completion of probation
Reference checks will be undertaken

Benefits:
Casual Dress
Company Events
Company Pension
Discounted or Free Food
On-site Parking
Driving License (Preferred)

Duties:
Facilitating community and recreational outings, including transport
Providing support with hobbies, studies, and social activities

Please click here to download an editable version of the application form for the role of Residential Child Care Worker.

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