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Residential Childrens Worker

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Location
Peak Lodge - Hill View, High Peak
Reference
JOB/22/03519
Salary details
Grade 9 £16,537.32 - £17,742.12 per annum (Hourly rate £13.58 - £14.57)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Permanent
Hours
23 hours and 21 minutes per week
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people with severe learning difficulties, autism, challenging behaviour and profound physical disabilities. The successful candidate will work with a supportive management team, receive regular supervision and be involved in helping to develop the service. Minimum age requirement is 21 years old, due to the ages of the young people.

Peak Lodge is a purpose built establishment in the grounds of Peak school, Chinley. Peak Lodge consists of two homes, The Willows which is short break shared care and children in in care residential home and Hill View which is children in care residential home. Both homes work closely with Peak School.

You must have the appropriate skills and experience to perform and work within an environment that can at times require using your own initiative along with an understanding of The Children Act, Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards. You must hold, or be already working towards or be willing to undertake and complete within 2 years of starting work at the home, the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England). Equivalent qualifications (eg NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma and Social Care Pathway (England) 2015) will also be accepted, although you will need to be willing to complete any additional work to meet the required level, if required. 

Working hours include unsociable hours, evenings and weekends. 

Provisional interview date: TBC

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.