• Permanent
  • Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Salary: £23000 - £25500 per annum + Excellent Overtime Rates

Senior Therapeutic Residential Childcare Worker
3 bed EBD home
Salary: £23,284 to £25,569 per annum and excellent overtime rate


Care2recruit are looking for Senior Therapeutic Residential Childcare Workers for a specialist service providing care to children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

This well-established company offer a welcoming and homely environment for young people who have been adversely affected by circumstance and are emotionally vulnerable and sometimes challenging. The safe and nurturing homes operate above the national average OFSTED ratings.

They encourage the young people to feel a sense of belonging and want their homes to feel like a safe, secure place for children to live, where they can begin to feel a renewed sense of safety and emotional wellbeing. Staff work collaboratively to ensure that children and young people have the opportunity to experience positive and safe relationships with others, including maintaining family relationships.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a provider who truly values their employees, continuously investing in their training and development and offering excellent opportunities for progression. As well as fundamentally putting the interests, well-being and future of every child and young person at the heart of what they do.


They are proud to be one of the most innovative providers of young people’s residential care and education in the UK. Their continued success has meant that they are opening new residential homes and schools and making a difference for young people in a variety of new areas as well as continuing to support young people in the already established services.

Their staff come from all backgrounds and often have experience and skills gained in a variety of different roles and environments.

Here are just some of the benefits of working for them:

  • Friendly, small passionate teams
  • £1000 welcome bonus – subject to tax and NI
  • Pleasant, supportive working environments
  • Rewarding work helping our young people aged 8-18 reach their potential in their daily lives
  • Competitive salary including opportunities to earn enhancements and pick up additional hours – with £5 per hour paid on top of your normal rate for any overtime
  • Highly rated, structured 2-week induction programme including face to face training, online modules, shadow shifts and local induction period
  • Career advancement pathways for all roles to help you reach your personal best
  • Face to face therapeutic training and support for all staff, with extensive training on the PACE model
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics
  • Free DBS check
  • Free eye checks
  • Free parking
  • Free meals on shift
  • Staff referral scheme with cash rewards – earn from £500 up to £1000 per referral subject to qualifications.
  • Cashback healthcare plan
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Annual Employee Awards Evening and employee recognition schemes.

Essential Job Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of 18 months experience working in a children’s residential setting or have some experience stepping up as a Senior
  • Must hold Level 3 in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce (or equivalent)
  • Be able to work on a shift/rota basis
  • Be a minimum 21 years of age
  • A full UK driving license is essential

Job Description

  • Effectively lead shifts, direct and support the staff team.
  • To supervise staff and manage individual and team performance to ensure a standard of excellent service delivery.
  • Ensure the effective monitoring and control of all expenditure accounted for in accordance with financial procedures.
  • To manage health and safety processes in the home including implementation and monitoring of risk assessments.
  • To support the induction process of new staff.
  • To model a robust commitment to safe guarding actively promoting the welfare of children and young people in Horizon care.
  • To contribute to the normal development of the children and young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle to enable them to reach their fullest potential by providing a variety of stimulating activities and a consistent and caring adult model.
  • To work with consistent boundaries in order to create safety for the children and young people.
  • To be a positive role model for the child and colleagues and encourage both to develop meaningful relationships and attachments.
  • To be alert to signs of distress or abuse and to ensure that the children and young people are monitored and protected and have their needs met ensuring that all safeguarding needs are met.
  • To be aware of the children’s rights and to work in an anti-discriminatory and anti- oppressive manner.
  • To work alongside the children and young people to help develop a true sense of identity and feeling of self-worth.
  • To be sensitive to the needs of individual children and young people, taking account of race, culture, language, sexuality and religion.
  • To use reactive strategies to support the behaviour of children and young people who are unable to manage their own behaviour.
  • To assist in preparation for reviews and meetings and attend when required.
  • To contribute to care planning and the implementation of these plans.
  • To work alongside psychologists to enable effective integration of care and therapy.
  • To work with children and young people and their prospective carers to ensure the child’s successful integration into a family when placed.

My client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in their care. Therefore, this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

Please only apply for this role is you hold the relevant qualifications AND you have experience working within a children’s residential service.


£23000 – £25500 per annum + Excellent Overtime Rates
Contact Name:
Rachel Keam
Job Duration:
Job Industry:
Children’s Residential
Job Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Excellent Overtime Rates

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