Senior Care Practicioner/ Children & YP

25126.00 - 26864.00 GBP Annual + GBP25126 - GBP26864/annum
15 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Contract Type
Job Title:
Senior Care Practitioner
Responsible to:
Registered Home Manager via Deputy Home Manager
Shropshire/North Wales various locations across company sites based on requirement
GBP25,126 - GBP26,864 per annum based on experience and qualification levels
Shift pattern in line with organisational requirements
Person Specification and Assessment Framework
Our values and behavioural expectations are embedded within all of our roles. Applicants must evidence their values and ability to meet our desired personal qualities throughout the recruitment process. Applicants will be held accountable to these throughout employment and measured against them within the probationary period prior to a full suitability decision being made and applicants being confirmed into post.
Ability to demonstrate, understand and role model work place values at all times.
Professionalism - in our practice judgements, attitudes and behaviour.
Respect - towards others ensuring a safe, trusting and supportive environment.
Integrity - demonstrating honest and openness.
Determination - and commitment to engage young people and the wider work force in learning experiences.
Excellence - in the pursuit of quality of life and better outcomes for young people.
Personal Qualities
Energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated.
Dependable, organised and structured.
Assertive and confident.
Able to build effective relationships.
Eye for detail.
Good interpersonal/ social skills.
Honest, transparent and not afraid to admit when you have made a mistake or need assistance.
Solution focused.
Innovative and creative.
Able work as part of a team whilst being able additionally to use own initiative.
Respect for confidentiality.
High emotional intelligence.
Personally boundaried.
Good listener and able to use communication skills effectively.
Maintenance of personal and professional integrity.
Do what you say you will.
Relate honestly to young people.
You follow agreed standards in your work and ensure you provide safe and effective service to others.
Knowledge, Skills and Aptitudes
Develop an understanding of relevant legislations (Children's Home Regulations 2015, Quality Standards 2015 and Towards a Stable Life, Brighter Future 2002) and how these are reflected in daily working practices.
Experience of working with young people is desirable.
Act with integrity, honesty and child centred practice at all times.
Accommodating approach to work and ability to work shifts and travel flexibly.
An understanding of the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on children.
An understanding of the challenges faces by looked after children in care.
Ideally have an understanding of how to support children and young people with challenging behaviour.
Understanding of child protection legislation and its purpose.
Understanding of oppression and ability to demonstrate and promote anti-discriminatory practice.
Ability to support staff.
Ability to communicate effectively and promote effective relationships with a range of professionals and young people.
Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadline.
Ability to effectively multitask and prioritise.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Role model a 'Can do', proactive approach to developing inclusive, enabling learning environments.
An organised approach.
Good logical thinking and problem solving ability.
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work with and without supervision.
Ability to manage own time.
Ability to role model both tangible and intangible behaviours and attitudes in line with organisational objectives.
Ability to develop positive and trusting relationships quickly.
A sound understanding of Microsoft Office components, including knowledge of Excel.
Ability to drive and has use of own vehicle.
Education, Training and Qualifications
Evidence of essential qualification will be required prior to employment commencing.
Commit to ongoing personal and professional development, ensuring regulatory training is completed and refreshed according.
Basic literacy, maths and computer skills.
Hold a level 3 Diploma in Caring for Children and Young People or Children and Young Peoples Workforce.
Develop skills, knowledge and experience in accordance with a personal development plan to develop working practice and set professional goals.
You must be willing to undertake any training or qualifications as deemed necessary by the organisation