Therapeutic Residential Worker (6392)

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Circa £23,700 - £25,700 (Depending on qualification) 

Level 3 NVQ Working with Children and Young People or equivalent is essential

Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week on a 24/7 shift basis working 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis to include weekends. Additional Sleep in allowance of £50 per shift.

Perks: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal.

Closing date: Midnight on  -Friday 4th February.  We may stop taking applications earlier than advertised, due to the volume of applications we receive. So, don't delay submitting your application for consideration!

To keep all out Staff, Children and Young people safe, all our interviews during Covid times will be moved to a virtual MS Teams interview.  Don't worry, we'll give you all the details if you progress to interview stage.


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The role

Do you have a strong background in children's residential care? Are you focused and passionate about changing the lives of children and young people for the better? We have a unique opportunity for experienced therapeutic residential staff to join our team in the newly developed children's homes in the North East for children and young people who are looked after. These are exciting, challenging and rewarding roles with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact. The roles will be based in Newcastle.

As a therapeutic residential worker you will work with a wide range of professionals to ensure that the children and young people you support develop to their full potential. We will actively support you in your role and provide you with regular supervision / APR process and specialist training, from our newly developed Professional Development Centre.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join a new dynamic residential team. The successful applicants will have a real opportunity to work as part of a team, who will improve the outcomes of children and young people by providing safe, stable and loving homes for them to live and thrive in. The successful candidates will bring with them their experience of working in ‘Good' or ‘Outstanding' Children's Homes.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing high quality services that support the needs of the children and young people, which includes personal care and the administration of medication.

 - Being a key worker, creating and updating care plans, risk assessments and any other related documents.

 - Being an advocate for the wellbeing of the young people.

 - Providing a strong and motivational contribution to the team.

 - Being responsible for safeguarding and promoting individual rights.

 - Building excellent relationships with young people, their families and other care professionals.


What we need from you

 In this role, you'll contribute to our vision of ensuring safe and happy childhoods. To achieve that real change to vulnerable children, young people and families, there'll be certain qualities that you will have.

 We're ideally looking for someone who has:

- Experience of working with children or young people (experience working with children with disabilities would be an advantage).

 -  Level 3 NVQ Working with Children and Young People or equivalent.  (Essential)

 -  A positive and confident approach to engaging with children and young people,

 - A flexible approach to working hours (service open seven days a week).

 - IT literate, the ideal candidate must be confident in using a computer.

Working here is so much more than a job.

It's an investment of time to truly make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK.

You'll be working with those we support on the frontline, seeing the results of your work first-hand – so you can go home every day knowing that you've done something meaningful to help children and families who need it most.

Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and our ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we encourage applications from everyone.

We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

If you're interested in finding out more, click apply and visit our careers portal for more information

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.


If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Sam Richardson on 01923 361737 or Samantha.Richardson3@actionforchildren.org.uk.
We'll be happy to give you any support you require.


Application process: please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We also want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But, feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

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14 Westacre Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
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  • Directorate:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    4 February 2022
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