Support Workers / Care Team Leader

Folkestone, Kent, England
£20000.00 - £23608.00 per annum
02 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

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

The organisation is 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:

-          The organisation is very active in supporting career development;
-          The organisation 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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