Residential Child Care Worker (FT Peripatetic)

Residential Child Care Worker (FT Peripatetic) Perth, Scotland

pebbles care ltd
Full Time Perth, Scotland 30559 - 31292 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Are you passionate about working with children and young people in the care sector?

Are you keen to gain valuable experience and qualifications in this field?

Pebbles Care have a new opportunity for a full-time Residential Child Care Worker to work on a permanent, peripatetic basis. As peripatetic worker, you will work across a small number of homes within the same geographical area, travelling and providing cover where required.

The role offers you stability with the additional benefit of varied work. It is ideally suited to someone who is flexible throughout the working week, nights and weekends and enjoys travelling to different locations providing an opportunity to interact with different employees and children.

You will work as a team, building long lasting relationships with our children and young people. You will accompany our young people to and from school or college, facilitate family contact, create a warm and comforting environment, have fun and go on days out as well as shopping, cooking, cleaning and encouraging participation in local activities and hobbies.

Previous experience in Residential Child Care is extremely beneficial, however there are many transferable skills for this role. You need to have a dedicated and resilient approach as well as an extremely caring and nurturing nature.

Our dedicated Learning & Development team support our employees to achieve the industry recognised qualifications and training courses. This may include NVQ/SVQ Level 3, subject to funding. This qualification will enhance your career in Children's Residential Care, opening up future opportunities for advancement within the company.

Essential Qualities that we look for include:

  • A nurturing and caring nature,
  • An engaging personality , allowing you to form non-judgemental relationships,
  • A consistent and professional manner,
  • An active and supportive listener,
  • Deeply empathetic to every situation,
  • A creative ability towards having fun and learning new skills,
  • Highly responsible and accountable when it comes to safeguarding our children and young people,
  • A resilient approach to the role,
  • A willingness to learn and develop your skills and abilities,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Proficient IT skills and experienced in using Microsoft packages,
  • A full UK driver's licence.

Desirable Qualities include:

  • One years' experience in child care or youth settings
  • An SCQF Level 7 or Level 3 Diploma / relevant to Children and Young People's Residential workforce, or working towards.
  • An interest in pursuing relevant Child Care qualifications,
  • Familiar with the Codes of Practice set out by regulatory bodies, i.e. SSSC,
  • An existing PVG / DBS certificate

About Pebbles

We have over 17 years' experience in supporting some of the most vulnerable young people across the UK. We aim to nurture and develop, so that children and young people can flourish in our care.

Our teams are spread across 47 registered homes and 2 academies that continue to meet the needs of young people and provide supportive ways developing and learning.

We also have excellent learning and development resources to ensure that all our staff have access to high quality, up-to-date training and support.

Remuneration and benefits

Your salary is £30,559.00 to £31,292.00 per annum, pro-rata, depending on experience.

Your working hours are on average 56.4 hours per week, this may include on average 33.9 waking hours per week and 22.5 hours of sleeps. You will receive paid rest breaks.

As a peripatetic worker, your shift patterns may vary depending on the requirements of the home and the site you work at, and it may be necessary for you to work in multiple sites within your geographical area. Your shifts will be agreed in advance with your line Manager.

You will receive;

  • 28 days holidays per annum
  • Auto-enrolment into the company pension scheme
  • A cash back health care plan including 24/7 access to a GP and discounts on gym memberships
  • Employee assistance helpline
  • Life assurance
  • Career progression through opportunities to gain relevant and necessary vocational qualifications, i.e. NVQ/SVQ Level 3.
  • A comprehensive induction and support in your role through regular supervision meetings as well as opportunity to progress in your career.

Additional Information

All successful applicants will be required to carry out the appropriate level of disclosure check, the cost of which will be covered by Pebbles Care. Due to the fast paced nature of the role it is possible that we will shortlist applicants prior to closing date, please do not hesitate in applying if you are interested in this role.

Residential Child Care Worker (FT Peripatetic)
pebbles care ltd
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Michael Walsh
Unknown / Non-Applicable
201 to 500 Employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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