Reading
£18,500 - £19,500

About The Role

Job Description

How do you become an incredible Children’s Support Worker? Join Calcot Services for Children of course!

Are you fun? Have a caring nature? Have a willingness to help young people and children? Then look no further….

Calcot Services for Children are expanding and we are looking to recruit Children’s Support Worker’s for one of our new homes due to open soon!

We are looking for enthusiastic day or night team members to join our ever-growing team. We are looking for individuals who wish to make a difference to our Children & Young People’s lives. You will ideally be an experienced support worker that has worked in a residential service before, however don't worry if this is a complete career change. CSfC offer exceptional in-house training to support your career.

You will need to be a fun and kind candidate that wants to make a difference to the young people.

You will need to be a driver as you may be taking the young people to school or out to do activities and hobbies on evening and weekends.

Your role as a support worker will be to support young people and your colleagues to provide the very best care. You will be responsible for helping the young people feel safe and at home. You will support the young people to access education and to be involved in activities and hobbies. You will get to know the young people so you can understand them, and how they are feeling and why they are feeling that way.

Can you work any of the following shifts? (7am - 3pm or 2pm - 10pm).

You will be paid an additional £36.50 per sleep in. We have full time and part time hours, minimum 3 shifts per week, if full time then it’s a minimum of 5 shifts per week.

What is in it for you…

  • A rewarding career in Children Services
  • Making a real difference in young people's lives and improving outcomes for young people
  • Top rates of pay
  • All employees have access to subsided health care (Vitality)
  • Nest Pension scheme
  • Access to salary sacrifice car scheme with Tusker, save money, get a brand-new car (conditions apply)
  • Ongoing support in obtaining your level 4+ qualifications
  • Great discounts on gym membership, cinema tickets, driving lessons, holidays, family days out, restaurants and high street shopping.
Please feel free to give our Recruitment Team a call before completing an application if you require further information - 01189 952190. We would love to speak to you!

All applications will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and to meet the requirements of the Children’s Homes Regulation 2015. All applicants will be vetted to ensure that they meet these requirements via references, and through the Disclosure and Barring Service to undertake enhanced level checks.

About Us

Set up over 30 years ago with a simple ethos “to give children and young people in care stability, beautiful homes, support and time to heal”

Based in Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. Calcot Services for Children provides warm, caring, family style homes for looked after children with emotional, learning, social and behavioural difficulties who for whatever reason are unable to live with their family. Children placed in our homes may be at risk of absconding, sexual exploitation, offending behaviours, non-engagement in education, self-harming behaviours and may in their past have been subjects of/witnesses to physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Children placed may have had numerous placement breakdowns in the past, come from a failed fostering and adoption or this may be their first care placement.

Over the years we have worked tirelessly to develop our service to achieve placement goals and the best possible outcomes for our children and young people and these have been recognised and celebrated by placing authorities, Ofsted, their family, external agencies, awarding bodies and within the sector.

This has been achieved by using therapeutic principles within our daily interactions, communications and practice within the homes and by using other recognised approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapies, psychodynamic counselling, observational studies, restorative justice principles, task-centred practice, crisis intervention, creative care planning and child focused individual care pathways.

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