Residential Childcare Worker

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
£27,206.00 per year
19 Nov 2020
17 Dec 2020
Contract Type

Residential Childcare Worker

Internally referred to as Therapeutic Support Workers

At Common Thread we support children and young people who are survivors of significant levels of trauma, abuse and neglect. As an organisation we are dedicated to leading in the creation and provision of innovative healing environments for the children and young people in our care.

A Therapeutic Support Worker is the most important role within our organisation as you will be working directly with our children and young people forming relationships built on mutual trust and respect – something our children and young people have perhaps never experienced before.

As a Therapeutic Support Worker, you can expect to receive the following support:

· Planned programme of training and induction

· Culture of learning and development to support you in your Common Thread journey including:

  • A planned programme of training and induction
  • Extensive learning programmes via our dedicated learning and talent development resources
  • Inhouse career development opportunities

· Paid for counselling sessions with a therapist of your choosing

· Creative supervision (individual and team)

· Regular support and supervision from your line manager

· Flexible shift patterns which promote a healthy work life balance

· Retention bonus

Given the environments that our children and young people have survived in, their behaviours will be complex and often challenging therefore we will train you in our therapeutic model of care along with specific behavioural management interventions.

This is a challenging role and it won’t be for everyone; you will need to be personally resilient and able to withstanding challenging behaviour. There will however be no other job that can offer the same level of satisfaction and sense of accomplishment of positively influencing a child’s life and watching them thrive – knowing that you and your team played an integral role in making that happen.

You don’t need to be an experienced childcare practitioner to thrive in our organisation as we will give you all the learning and development opportunities, support, advice and guidance you will need.

We welcome applications from anyone who has a full drivers licence and can demonstrate the following traits.

· Resilient

· Compassionate

· Empathetic

· Respectful

· Nurturing

· Non-judgemental

· Energetic

· Reflective

· Values driven

If this ad speaks to you and you have life experience which you feel would positively benefit the children and young people we care for then we would love to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting for Therapeutic Support Workers on a full time, part time and sessional basis.

The salary for this role is £27,206 per annum (based on 10, 24 hour shifts per 4 week rota period) and pro rata for part-time workers.

Sessional staff are paid £8.72 per hour.

We are an equal opportunities and inclusive employer.

Click 'Apply' below for further information and to download an application pack. 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £27,206.00 per year

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