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Do You Want to Make a Difference In Residential Childcare?

Caring for young people who need a new outlook and future can be a challenge, but we know it is also a vocation. Choices Home for Children can offer you a rewarding career while making a difference in vulnerable young peoples lives.

When you join us, you will be part of our team of skilled support workers who care for and nurture the young people in our homes, preparing them for an independent life or to return to their families. Whatever you want from your career with us we will continually work hard to make sure you have the right training to develop and fulfill your ambition.

Would you like a career with us?

We have a wide variety of roles within our homes and Head Office. From starting out as a Residential Support Worker to becoming a Home Manager, we will support you every step of the way, we truly believe in growing our own skilled workforce, all we ask in return is you provide the best experience you can for our young people.

Training and development to support your career goals

  • Induction programme
  • Certificated e-learning
  • External certified courses
  • Specialist in house training
  • Recognised NVQ qualification (Level 4 CYPFP)

Our bespoke training package will ensure that you are continually learning and refreshing the skills that support your career.

 

Please read more on our individual roles below

  • RSW – CORE
  • RSW – BANK
  • RSW – Waking night
  • Deputy Manager
  • Home Manager

Our Residential Support Workers are key in inspiring and encouraging young people between 8-18 years of age to develop and maintain the necessary social and living skills to become independent in the future, whilst ensuring their physical and emotional care needs are also met.

Working as part of a team, you will provide support to create a safe, caring and nurturing environment for the young people to live in. This will include planning and participating in leisure and social activities, supporting young people in their personal care and school routines, preparing meals, setting boundaries and completing daily records and relevant documentation

While this role is extremely rewarding, no two days are the same, and some will be challenging, so you must have confidence in managing and adapting to these situations. You will also work closely with social workers, healthcare professionals and education teams so you will need great communication skills.

Our Bank staff team are just as important to us as our permanent members of staff. As a Bank worker, you have the flexibility to select the shifts that suit you, whether it be days/nights or weekends.

In this role you will inspire and encourage young people between 8-18 years of age to develop and maintain the necessary social and living skills to become independent in the future, whilst ensuring their physical and emotional care needs are also met.

Working as part of a team, you will provide support to create a safe, caring and nurturing environment for the young people to live in. This will include planning and participating in leisure and social activities, supporting young people in their personal care and school routines, preparing meals, setting boundaries and completing daily records and relevant documentation

While this role is extremely rewarding, no two days are the same, and some will be challenging, so you must have confidence in managing and adapting to these situations. You will also work closely with social workers, healthcare professionals and education teams so you will need great communication skills.

Waking nights are exactly as they sound, you will be on shift throughout the night to support our young people, providing care, comfort and ensuring their safety and wellbeing throughout the night.

You will conduct safety checks throughout the night, make sure the Home is clean and tidy for the morning and provide concise and clear handovers to the team highlighting any incidents or issues during the night. There will always be another staff member on site throughout the night should you need support.

As with any role in residential care for young people, you will need to be quick to react and calm under pressure with a desire to provide the best possible care to the young people.

The Deputy Care Home Manager will be responsible for ensuring all current and newly referred individuals are properly assessed and that high quality, person-centred support is provided for all supported individuals. They will ensure support teams have the skills and competences required and will provide a developmental focus for practice.

The Deputy Care Home Manager will ensure that all regulatory and contractual standards are met and exceeded.

The Deputy Care Home Manager will ensure that CHFC is appropriately represented and working in effective partnership with key local service providers, including local NHS bodies and Social Work departments.

The Deputy Care Home Manager will act as an ambassador for the organisation. They will be responsible for ensuring good communication channels are established and maintained to facilitate new referrals and joint working.

The Deputy Care Home Manager will be responsible for managing staff and delegated budgets in accordance with CHFC Policies and Procedures. The key to the job is adopting a proactive approach to achieving a positive, engaging, promotional and relationship building role with Local Authorities and all other stakeholders.

While there is many responsibilities to this role, your aim is to lead and manage the Home, overseeing the day to day operations, providing strong motivational leadership to staff and ensuring the best possible care and education for the young people.

Our Home Managers are responsible and compassionate leaders, decision makers and ensure continuous multi agency work between Care, Education and Health to support and develop all plans for the young people in our care.

Previous management experience in a residential care home setting is essential, with the drive and motivation to provide a safe environment for the young people at all times.

This role requires patience, motivation, understanding, leadership, determination and ownership. You will be supported by the Senior Management team so we can continue to develop your skills in this role.

Reward and recognition for you

We want all our colleagues to feel motivated and rewarded which is why we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits.

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible hours
  • Minimum 20 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Company paid DBS*
  • Employee benefits scheme
  • Training programme
  • Access hundreds of discounts and benefits through Perkbox

Perkbox offers you the chance to use more than a hundred awesome rewards all year round.  We want to improve employee wellbeing at Choices and we believe by offering employee benefits for our core staff it will also support your welfare, physical, financial, and mental wellbeing.

*Taken from final salary if leave within first 3 months

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