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Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We have a number of vacancies in our establishments around the UK. Please apply for these positions through the relevant listing.

You will need to apply using the Kedleston Group application form and the equal opportunities form.

You can download the application form here   Kedleston Group Application Form

You can download the equal opportunities form here Kedleston Group Equal Opportunities Form

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Residential Care Worker

Contact Information:
Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: Competitive
Date Posted: 10/06/2019
Closing Date: 10-07-19
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Wood Grove
Job Qualifications: No Qualifications

Do you enjoy working with young people?
Do you want to make a difference by supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes in their lives?
Are you able to work as part of a team and support in a Senior capacity when required?

Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support. 

The Residential Care Worker will join a 4 bed home which caters for children with a range of needs including behavioural emotional and social difficulties. Therefore we are looking for caring, compassionate and dedicated individuals whom are passionate about making a difference.
At Kedleston we are committed to our staff development and promoting a good work life balance. We therefore provide our staff with:
•    Regular in-house training
•    Competitive salary
•    Opportunity to study NVQ LVL 3
•    Generous holiday allowance 
•    Company Pension Scheme
•    Strong staff support network in a well-established team
•    The opportunity to attend a variety of enrichment activities with the Young People

Key Roles / Responsibilities (Including but not limited to):
•    Stepping up into a Senior Care Worker role when required to support during staff absence or holiday. 
•    Providing levels of care and support appropriate to the general needs of the children and those as outlined in their Statements of Special Educational Needs and their Care Plans
•    Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in accordance with Kedleston’s ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’
•    Establishing warm, caring and professional relationships with the children in his / her care.
•    Providing organised and structured recreational clubs and activities for the development of the children
•    Being a Key Worker for a child or small group of children offering appropriate levels of support, guidance and care
•    Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and reviews relating to individual children or groups of children
•    Successfully completing all training and qualifications in accordance with organisational and regulatory requirements

Ideally we require candidates who have experience working within similar settings or who have worked within NHS / Independent sector CAMHS services and hold the NVQ 3 / Diploma Children and Young People. However, we will also be interested in hearing from you if you have a genuine interest in working with young people and feel you have the skills to enrich their lives.
If you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour and are passionate about working with Young People then we would love to hear from you.
Kedleston Group Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service

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