Residential Child Care Worker (Bank)


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Residential Child Care Worker (Bank)

Haresfield Lacock, Wiltshire

Children and Young People Residential Care – LD

£10.75 - £10.90 an hour

Bank contracts available

Prefer to send us a paper application?

You can apply for this position online by clicking the APPLY NOW button. If you would prefer to download and complete a paper version, simply print and complete the PDF version provided here.

Please return your completed application form to: Autonomy Care Group,  67 Roundpond, Melksham, Wiltshire  SN12 8EB.

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Why join us?

“I love working at Haresfield, I genuinely look forward to being there and everyday is a new challenge, no two days are the same and I hope I have the privilege of working there for a very long time to come." – Residential Child Care Worker

Immediate contract available at Haresfield

  • £300 welcome bonus (T&C's)
  • Starting rate (new to care) £10.75 per hour
  • Level 3 qualified £10.90 per hour
  • Bank Holiday £16 - £16.35 per hour
  • Bank contract available

Please note - All employee's are required to attain Level 3 Diploma for Residential Care within 2 years of their start date. This can be completed as an apprenticeship which can be funded by us through our Autonomy Academy.

About us

Haresfield is a specialist residential home for young people aged eight to eighteen, with learning disabilities, complex needs, and behaviours that may challenge. Based in the Wiltshire countryside near Chippenham, Haresfield has five en-suite bedrooms suitable for any gender. Individual needs are at the centre of our practice, and we listen and respond to the individual’s voice when planning their care. Achieving positive outcomes is paramount to us.

A day in the life of a Residential Child Care Worker

  • Day shifts term time weekdays 7am - 11am
  • Afternoon shifts term time weekdays 2.00pm - 9.30pm
  • Day shifts school holidays and weekends 7am - 2.00pm
  • Afternoon shifts school holidays and weekends 2.00 pm - 9.30pm
  • Socialising with our young people and creating fun and engaging activities and home events
  • Cooking and support in the kitchen during meal times
  • Assisting with fantastic days out with our young people
  • Assisting with personal care
  • Complete relevant documentation

New to Care?

Try the interactive video challenge link below ‘A Question of Care: a Career for YOU’ to see what a career in care is like. At the end you'll receive a detailed personal profile that tells you if you’ve got what it takes to join us!

How to Apply

Please click the ‘apply now’ button or call Mike or Jordan on 01249 730177 for an informal discussion / application form.

Our commitment to you

  • Supportive Management team
  • Full time mental health first aiders who are there for you when you need them
  • Supportive buddy system for new starters
  • All Induction and training fully paid
  • Funded apprenticeships and diplomas
  • Receive up to £300 for Employee Referrals (T&C's)
  • Employee of the Month awards
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Long service awards
  • Holiday top-up payments made for regular overtime (T&C's apply)
  • Training and development
  • Free meal provided on shift (when young people are in the service)
  • 24 hour confidential employee advice line
  • Access to blue light card discounts
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 3 available (fully funded)
  • Accredited Positive Behaviour Support Training

About you

We are looking for people who:

  • Are 20+ years of age
  • Have experience working with children and young people or adults with complex needs and behaviours that challenge
  • Caring and respectful enabling the people we support to have a high quality of life and make their own decisions
  • Flexible, adaptable and willing to go the extra mile if it means making a positive difference to someones life
  • Enthusiastic with excellent communication skills committed to developing positive working relationships

Safeguarding Commitment

We are committed to the safety and well-being of the individuals who use our services and promote safer recruitment practices.

If you do not disclose something in your application that could prevent you working with children or vulnerable adults this could result in you being referred to the police and/or DBS as it is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults to apply for a role in a regulated activity.

If you have made a declaration in relation to a conviction that does not threaten the safety of the vulnerable people we support we will consider your application and explore further during the recruitment process. 

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.