Support Worker / Care Team Leader Child Care

2M Employment Solutions Ltd
Folkestone, Kent, England
£20000.00 - £23608.00 per annum
27 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
2M Employment Solutions
Contract Type
Full Time

Support Worker and Care Team Leader Child Care
Location: Folkestone
Salary: Care Worker - £21,200 - £22,864.00 pa Team Leader - £23,280 - £24,944 (Based on a 40 hour week)

We are a Therapeutic Community that provides an integrated package of therapeutic care, education and therapy for children and young people who have experienced trauma. The age range is 5 to 18 years.

Duties will include:

* working as part of a team to provide a 'secure' base that delivers consistent routines and nurturing boundaries;* * supporting young people to work through trauma and to make positive changes in their behavioural & emotional difficulties with the objective of integrating them back into mainstream provisions;
* catering for the individual day to day child care; recreational; health and general development needs of the young people;
* serving as a key-worker and an advocate;
* administrative tasks.

Candidate requirements:

* ideally will have experience of working with challenging behaviour;
* Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Workforce with Children & Young People or a willingness to undertake this qualification;
* ability to work with and understand trauma and the associated therapeutic needs with the empathy and commitment to enable these young people to recover from trauma and reach their potential;
* ability & willingness to undertake diverse and comprehensive training;
* ability to work within a team, sharing knowledge & learning together;
* driving licence would be an advantage.

Career development:

* Ferndearle is very active in supporting career development;
* Ferndearle provides a considerable amount of training including ongoing therapeutic child care based on psychodynamic/systemic/attachment theory and practice.

Salary: dependent upon qualifications and experience
The hours of work are based on a shift pattern with up to 2 sleep ins per week

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