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Residential Childcare Practitioner

  • Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
  • Permanent
  • £24044.80 - £24913.28 per annum + £50 per sleep in shift

Job Overview

Juventas is looking for a Residential Childcare Practitioner to assist in the running of our Registered Children's Home based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire.

The role

Juventas cares for looked-after children in residential and semi-independent supported accommodation so they can live a positive and meaningful life as they approach adulthood.

We're now looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Residential Childcare Practitioner to join our team.

As Residential Support Worker you'll be:

  • Ensuring that all children and young people have their needs met and are safeguarded from harm, neglect, abuse or exploitation

  • Responding to any childcare concerns appropriately

  • Ensuring that the building, equipment and furniture in the home is well maintained

  • Working effectively and co-ordinating with social workers, parents/guardians and other connected professional agencies

The ideal candidate

You'll have:

  • A UK driving licence, and the ability to reliably commute to the home

  • A strong understanding of safeguarding responsibilities

  • An NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (for the right candidate we are willing to offer training pathways to this qualification)

All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures.

Don't have experience in the duties listed, but are still interested in the role?

If you're considering this role but are worried about applying due to a lack of experience in the listed duties, please get in touch with us to have a conversation about your current skills. As long as you meet our essential criteria, we'd still love to see your application.

We're committed to progression and development and encourage applications from all backgrounds and levels of experience and can offer training opportunities for the right applicant.

About us

Based in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, Juventas provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young people aged from 10 to 18. We specialise in helping unaccompanied asylum seekers, Looked After children and children with social, emotional and complex needs.

We offer a unique comprehensive package of benefits to employees and their families. This includes:

  • Perkbox employee benefits including retail, entertainment, insights, travel and other discounts

  • Employee engagement recognition rewards

  • Employee covers such as critical illness and life cover

  • Company sick pay

  • Discounted or free food

  • Life insurance

  • On-site parking

  • Referral programme

  • Company employee engagement initiatives

  • Medicash benefits include additional perks and financial help with health-related costs such as: optical, dental, specialist consultations and diagnostic tests, complementary therapies, alternative therapies, prescriptions, innoculations & flu jabs, chiropody, health screening, stress support, virtual GP, gym discounts

  • Room for overtime depending on service needs