Senior Children’s Care Worker – Residential School
Senior Care Worker = £21,920.82 - £23,351.88 + £50 per sleep-in
Qualification required - NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent
Wings School Cumbria is a residential special school for boys and girls between the ages of 9 – 17 years, which also offers day placements. The school supports children with social and emotional challenges that can sometimes affect their behaviour.
Due to company growth and expansion we are looking for committed, supportive and passionate people to join our dynamic and friendly team of residential care workers. You will play a key part in the development and wellbeing of the children at Wings School, and in return will be supported to progress in your career.
Key aspects of being a Care Worker:
- Establishing warm, caring and professional relationships with the children in his / her care
- 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 Wings ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’
- Providing organised and structured recreational clubs and activities for the development of the children
- Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and reviews relating to individual children or groups of children
- Being a Key Worker for a child or small group of children offering appropriate levels of support, guidance and care
- Successfully completing all training and qualifications in accordance with organisational and regulatory requirements
And in addition:
Supporting the House Manager and Deputy House Manager in ensuring the effective leadership of the house when on duty, such that it is organised, and managed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care.
Attending meetings of staff and young people under the direction of the Registered Manager / Head of Care / House Manager.
Taking an active role in the induction and training of care workers, in consultation with the House Manager and Head of Care; and in particular working with House / Deputy House Managers to promote safe practices in positive handling.
Participating in preparing and reviewing Placement Plans under the direction of the House Manager / Deputy House Manager.
Undertaking the role of Deputy House Manager from time to time, under the direction of the Registered Manager / Head of Care.
Undertaking other such duties of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Registered Manager / Head of Care.
At Wings we are committed to our staff development and promoting a good work life balance. We therefore provide our employees with:
- Regular in-house training focusing on your individual interests / areas of development
- Allowance for sleep in duties (£50, plus disturbance allowance)
- ‘Refer a friend’ bonus scheme
- ‘Perks at work’ discounts
- Employee assist programme
- Competitive salary
- 240 Hours Holiday
- Company Pension Scheme
- Strong staff support network in a well-established team
- The opportunity to attend a variety of enrichment activities with the children
If you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour and are passionate about working with children to help them develop life skills for their futures then we would love to hear from you.
Kedleston Group Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children 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.