Our home is one of the first attachment and trauma based therapeutic homes in the country. It is a home that has facilities for 4 children, from 7 years of age.
Our home is one of the first attachment and trauma based therapeutic homes in the country. It is a home that has facilities for 4 children, from 7 years of age. The Home’s overall aim is to support children and their families to reunite. We believe that all children, where safe to do so, should be living with their families.
Possible Start Date: 11/06/2018
Programme Duration: 18 Months
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We are currently seeking a therapeutic support worker apprentice to work within our residential home, supporting looked after children. The role and responsibilities are: · To maintain the development of positive childcare practice in keeping with the aims and objectives of A&T Home. · To provide a safe, caring, warm, nurturing and supportive environment for the children living with us. · To carry out duties in line with A&T Home policies and procedures and comply with company rules, policies and procedures of the establishment and to respond to emergencies, which may arise within the home. · To support children in maintaining contact with friends and family members. · To promote and encourage learning by children living at A&T Home and to work with the children on educational activities within the home and in the community. · To develop a responsible attitude with children with regard to the fabric, furnishings, equipment, supplies and services in/or to the home and to support them in all domestic aspects of both their own personal space and communal areas of the establishment. · To accompany the young people on outdoor activities when required. · To carry out household duties, shopping, cleaning, cooking and generally ensuring that the household and garden areas are maintained in a safe manner. · This position involves some manual handling duties e.g. loading and unloading washing machine, carrying shopping etc. · To accept responsibility for monies as may be required in carrying out necessary duties. · To maintain a regular system of recording in connection with each young person, to be involved in the implementation of care plans and to assist in the provisions of reports when required. · To undertake administrative duties as required e.g. (log books, daily records, accident book, incident book, incident sheets etc.) · To be a member of a team of workers and be involved in the planning and organisation of the placement which is the total living environment for each young person living within the home · To provide a positive working role model for other colleagues and the children living in the home. · Any other duties as may be required and directed by senior staff. Personal Specification · Willingness to undertake training and personal development · Understanding of the needs of children, particularly those in care. · Ability to work within a team and lone work · Ability to engage and motivate young people · Ability to work shifts on a rota basis and complete sleep in’s · Applicants must be at least 20 years of age · Driving Licence desirable. · DBS must be obtained for this role.
Experience of working or willingness to work with children and young people Ability to communicate effectively at all levels Good spoken and written communication skills A responsible attitude Ability to maintain confidentiality Organised Flexible An active team player but also able to work on own initiative
Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Residential Childcare Working towards a Level 3 Children & Young Peoples Workforce Qualification
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