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Job Title: Childcare Officer – Residential Children’s Home
Do you have a passion for making young people smile? Are you excited by the thought of being able to improve lives? And do you have the energy, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference? If this sounds like you, why not come and join us at Pebbles Care for a really rewarding and worthwhile career.
Company Vision: A Stepping Stone to a Brighter Future – We believe all children deserve to grow up in an environment where they are cared for and valued, where they can fulfil their potential, shape their destiny and experience the joy of life. At Pebbles, we believe it’s our people who make our company great. Our employees are challenged to try new things and empowered to make their own decisions whilst they develop their own career path and create their own story.
What We Do: Pebbles Care working in partnership with Partners in Care and Radical Services, continues to rapidly develop as an organisation who provide outstanding residential care for children and young people who may have emotional and behavioural difficulties. We offer short, medium and long term residential placements to young people between the ages of 8 – 18 who have experienced family or foster care breakdown or some other significant interruptions in their lives. We provide a safe, stimulating and engaging environment in small, family style homes which have been specifically designed so that each person feels secure and comfortable in their surroundings. We attempt to replicate a positive family life in our homes, offering a high level of nurture while taking great care to avoid any feeling of isolation. Each young person is assigned a key-worker who plays a pivotal role in their recovery process, particularly in developing their ability to attach and enabling them to unlock their full potential.
The Role: You will be a Care Officer in a small, family orientated, Children's Home looking after a maximum of five young people. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of their care ensuring our young people are supported, nurtured and encouraged with the aim of preparing them to move on to independent living. We believe all our young people should have a home where they can feel safe and secure and where our staff will enable them to achieve their goals. It’s challenging yet highly rewarding work where the little things you do every day will have life changing results.
Who You Are:
Enthusiastic and highly motivated
Strong and effective communication skills
Ability to engage and build relationships naturally and effectively
Understanding and shows empathy
Strong Listening Skills
Full UK driving licence is essential
Challenging and rewarding position in the Care Sector with fantastic opportunities for progression in a fast-growing, and highly respected organisation
Opportunity to be an individual, with ability to use your initiative and try new methods
Experience a dynamic company culture, challenging you to be your best
Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience from £16,286 to £18,900
Industry Leading Training and Development Programme including Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples’ Workforce (if not already qualified)
Excellent Induction Programme providing full training and support
Great benefits package including:
Cash Health Plan
Death in Service Benefit
Contributory Pension scheme
Free meals, drinks and snacks all day whilst on duty
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