Assistant/Care Practitioner

Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham
£16,500 for non-qualified and £18,500 for qualified per annum + additional £60 for sleep ins
14 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Assistant/Care Practitioner

About us

At Flourish we are passionate about making a positive change in children and young people’s lives. Our high-quality Children’s Homes provide a stable, caring and therapeutic environment, enabling all those we support to develop, grow and ultimately flourish. We believe our staff are central to helping us achieve this, which is why a career with Flourish will provide you with extensive opportunities, training and development.

Key info

Employment type: Full-time, permanent

Working hours: 37.5 hours including weekends & evenings, sleep ins.

Salary: £16,500 for non-qualified and £18,500 for qualified per annum. Plus sleep in allowance for both positions.

Holidays: 20 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays.

Location: Cheltenham/Gloucester

Your tasks

  • To contribute to the provision of a safe, caring and stimulating environment for young people
  • To provide primary care on a day-to-day basis according to the young person’s individual needs
  • Provide support for the young people by showing awareness of individual interests and preference. You will be introducing them to a range of different experiences and enabling them to make informed choices wherever possible
  • Plan, organise and participate in day-to-day activities with the young people
  • Implement care plans and support packages
  • Responsible for preparing, reviewing and amending care plans and risk assessments
  • You will consult and work with young people and their families
  • Support young people to gain the maximum benefit from education
  • You may need to physically restrain/control appropriately, in line with flourish’s guidelines and procedures
  • To follow, contribute to and develop a culture within the home using Dyadic Developmental Practice (training provided).

Your profile

  • Experience working with children and young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 and Ofsted
  • Level 3 Diploma in health and social care (Children and Young People) for the Care Practitioners
  • Proven ability to have a positive and sensitive approach when working with young people
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the task at hand
  •  Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Aged 21 or over

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