Residential Child Care Worker

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Residential Child Care Worker

Haresfield Lacock, Wiltshire

Children and Young People Residential Care – LD

£9.70 – £14.78 per hour 

Full-time, Part-time and Bank 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.

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

  • £9.70 – £14.78 per hour
  • Full time and Part Time contracts available with guaranteed hours
  • We also have bank contracts available

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!

https://www.aquestionofcare.org.uk/

Our commitment to you

  • Full time and Part Time contracts available with guaranteed hours
  • £9.70 – £14.78 per hour
  • Entry Level £9.70
  • QCF Level 3 £9.85
  • Bank Holiday £14.55 - £14.78 per hour
  • Supportive Management team
  • Supportive buddy system for new starters
  • Funded apprenticeships and diplomas
  • Accredited Positive Behaviour Support Training
  • Receive up to £300 for Employee Referrals
  • Employee of the month awards
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Long service awards
  • Holiday top-up payments made for regular overtime (T's and 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
  • Covid safety procedures in place
  • No pay differentials for under 23's
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 3 available (fully funded)

About you

We are looking for people who:

  • Are 22+ years of age
  • Have experience working with children and young people or adults with complex needs and behaviours that challenge
  • Are caring and respectful who will enable the people we support to have a high quality of life and make their own decisions
  • Are flexible and adaptable who want to go the extra mile if it means making a positive difference to Service User lives
  • Are enthusiastic with excellent communication skills committed to developing positive working relationships

Covid Update

We are following the Government’s Guidelines to ensure the safety of our service users and our staff to limit the spread of infection across our Autonomy Plus service at Haresfield.

We are committed in all aspects of safety for our team and service users, to reassure everyone that we always have full PPE supplies.

We don’t do weekly PCR tests anymore, but our staff do a lateral flow test before their shift and record on the NHS app.

How to Apply

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

Safeguarding Commitment

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