- 3 Gables Childrens Home, High Peak
- Salary details
- Grade 6 £12.39 - £12.62 hourly rate
- Job term
- No Guaranteed Hours
- Appointment type
- As and when required
- Closing Date
- 17 March 2024
Derbyshire provides consistent, good quality care through twelve children’s homes across the County. Our homes provide an environment where young people feel happy to live.
Under-pinned by Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE), trauma informed practice, social pedagogy and person-centred approach to inform practice, we work continuously to improve the quality of our Children’s homes, ensuring our young people have every opportunity to thrive and develop.
About the role
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join a small, experienced, supportive team in High Peak.
Our Assistant Residential Childrens Workers provide responsive care and support, particularly during the night, to children who have complex emotional and social needs. Using a considered and therapeutically informed approach to ensure children and young people are safe, well and cared for. They are responsible for the holistic care and safety needs of the children, assuming a parental role for the children whilst working in close partnership with internal and external partners, and their families
As an ARCW, you will need to have an openness to and an aptitude for relationship focused and psychologically informed working practices. 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, the quality care standards and Children’s Homes (England) regulations 2015.
You must hold, be working towards, or be willing to undertake and complete within 2 years of starting work at the home, the Level 3 Children and Young people’s Workforce Diploma and Social Care Pathway (England) 2015. OR you should hold an equivalent qualification such as The NVQ 3 caring for children & young people and be prepared to complete any additional work to meet the required level. More information on the role can be found within the Job and Person profile.
Assistant Residential Childrens Worker roles attract the following additional payments. This post is an overnight role, for the most part, and will include weekend and bank holiday working, as well as attendance at team meetings and reflective practice sessions. Assistant Residential Childrens Workers have the support of a Residential Childrens Worker who will sleep in, and wake, should the need arise.
Basic hourly rate
Unsocial hours enhancement
Total hourly rate
Monday to Sunday 7am-7pm: plain time
Monday to Sunday 7pm-7am: plain time plus one third
Bank Holidays all hours: double time
For more information on our residential children’s service please visit https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/children-and-families/children-we-look-after/residential-care/young-people-who-need-residential-care.aspx
Working for Derbyshire
Derbyshire is also a great place to live and work. It's only a short drive to Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Manchester but is also home to miles of beautiful countryside and has the Peak District National Park on its doorstep. The county enjoys house prices below the UK average and has great road and rail links. In addition to location, there are several perks to being a Derbyshire County Council employee:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- generous annual leave and flexi-time scheme
- travel expenses
- discount on leisure centre memberships
- free car parking at most sites
- an in-house counselling services
- occupational health service
- access to sessions with a trained physiotherapist
- cycle to work scheme
Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 1 April 2024
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.
Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here