Location: Children's Homes IOM
Salary: £25,281, rising to £25,816, upon successful completion of probationary period and mandatory training, raising incrementally up to £29,262 based on performance
Contract Type: Permanent
Specific Hours: 40 hours per week shift work - Days or Nights
Closing Date: 14 January 2024
Days (including evenings) or Waking Night roles available
40 hours per week shift work including weekends and bank holidays
Sleep-ins: £50 / Overtime and Bank holidays paid time and half
If you are looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career where no two days are the same, this could be the job for you!
You will play an active role in supporting young people (aged 9 - 16 years of age) and their families in the community to overcome barriers which may be impacting on young people’s health, social, emotional and educational needs in order to improve outcomes whilst remaining in their family setting. You will also support young people staying in our short breaks residential home to provide day to day care whilst they transition back to their family home or onto a more permanent residential placement.
This is an especially exciting opportunity to join a developing therapeutic service embedded within children’s social care.
Alongside our trainee entry pathway, you will receive additional training to equip you with all the tools you will need to work within the AMBIT service. AMBIT (Adolescent Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment) is a systemic approach to meet the needs of working with children, young people and their families. The approach applies the principle of mentalization to relationships with clients, the team around the child any inter agency working. This is an amazing career development opportunity to join a new dynamic service where you will be trained by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families with continued development opportunities in the therapeutic field.
The only thing you need is a passion for making a difference. We don't require previous care experience as we provide all the training and support you need to excel in your role, even professional care qualifications, through our St Christopher's Academy Entry Pathway.
Trainee Practitioner Entry Pathway - St Christopher's Academy
Starting your career in children's social care means there is a lot to learn so we want to make sure you are properly supported in your first year.
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Our children and young people need care 24/7 so we have fixed rotas with different shifts. On average, you will be working 40 hours a week, so meaning if you work 4 shifts of 10 hours each, you will then get 3 days off.
There is always the possibility to do overtime if you need a bit extra, this is paid time and half same as bank holidays.
What you need to bring to this role
What you should expect from us
Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.
St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people and we are proud of our history for providing fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man. We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do. We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.
Want to know about the achievements of our children, young people, foster carers and staff? Check out our Impact Report here
We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong. We hope to attract applications from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.
At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.
Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.
Our Children and Young People are looking forward to hearing from you
For more information or assistance during the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We advise you to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this opportunity might be filled before the stated closing date.
St Christopher’s Fellowship has a minimum age requirement of 21 for roles working directly with children and young people in our residential and semi-independent H
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