Senior Care Worker
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Senior Care Worker

Contact Information: careers@kedlestongroup.com
Location: High Peak
Salary: £22,300 to £25,000 dependent upon experience
Date Posted: 15/09/2021
Closing Date: 01-10-21
Job Type: permanent
Setting: High Peak
Job Description: No Qualifications

Do you want to make a difference by supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes in their lives? Are you able to work as part of a team to provide care and support for young people who are living away from home?

High Peak School is looking for a Senior Care Worker to join our friendly and well established team. We are a nurturing independent specialist residential and day school set in beautiful countryside for children who are aged 9 – 17. Our vision is to create a safe, and caring community where there is a passion for learning and mutual respect for all. Children and young people have the opportunity to develop to their full potential in preparation for their future lives in a nurturing setting by providing the highest standards in both Education and Care.

Reports to: Registered Manager/Head of Care/House Manager

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the House Manager and Deputy House Manager in ensuring the effective leadership of the house when on duty, such that it is organised, and managed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care.

Ensuring a high standard of care and support is available to each child when on duty and that all child care practices in place meet the requirements of current legislation and the expectations of the inspecting regulatory bodies.

Responsibilities and Professional Duties:

  • Supporting the House Manager and Deputy House Manager in ensuring the effective leadership of the house when on duty, such that it is organised, and managed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care.
  • Ensuring a high standard of care and support is available to each child when on duty and that all child care practices in place meet the requirements of current legislation and the expectations of the inspecting regulatory bodies.
  • To provide cover for the absence of House and Deputy House Managers as required by the Registered Manager.
  • Participating in the safeguarding of all the children and ensuring that High Peak Education Limited Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is adhered to.
  • Promoting and ensuring the general health, safety and welfare of the staff and children and ensuring adherence to High Peak Education Ltd Health and Safety Policy, and contributing to High Peak Education Ltd Risk Assessment programme.
  • Attending meetings of staff and young people under the direction of the Registered Manager / Head of Care / House Manager.
  • Taking an active role in the induction and training of care workers, in consultation with the House Manager and Training and Development Team; and in particular working with House / Deputy House Managers to promote safe practices in positive handling.
  • Participating in the recruitment and selection of members of the care team by hosting Care Worker visits and providing feedback to members of the Leadership Team.
  • Collaborating with the Leadership Team and Team Teach Instructors in implementing and monitoring relevant aspects of High Peak Education Ltd’s Behaviour Management: Policy, Procedures and Guidance.
  • Participating in preparing and reviewing Placement Plans under the direction of the House Manager / Deputy House Manager.
  • Maintaining detailed records and logs pertaining to the above areas.
  • Undertaking the role of Deputy House Manager from time to time, under the direction of the Registered Manager / Head of Care.
  • Undertaking other duties as may be determined from time to time by the Registered Manager / Head of Care.
  • To adhere at all times to the GSCC Codes of Practice.
  • Training and Development

In return for your hard work and commitment to the role Kedleston will offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 6 weeks holiday
  • The opportunity to join a supportive and well established team
  • The support to progress in your career
  • Ongoing opportunities for continued professional development and training
  • A friendly, passionate and committed team of colleagues

Employee perks:

  • cycle to work scheme
  • discounts on shopping and cinema tickets
  • birthday treats
  • employee of the month award

We would love to hear from you if you feel that you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour, meet the requirements for the role and share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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