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Do you have what it takes?
We are recruiting for our Children’s residential homes
Children and young people in care are among the most vulnerable in the community and we regard their care as one of our most important responsibilities. We are looking for staff to help care for them.
Read more about children in care
The qualities we are looking for
If you have…
a Level 5 diploma in Residential Childcare or the equivalent or have what it takes to achieve this qualification within 2 years of employment
experience in a position relevant to the residential care of children and in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role
considerable experience of forming positive relationships that support children to make progress and enjoy positive experiences along with supporting children who have experienced traumatic childhoods
extensive experience relevant to supporting a staff team to understand and meet the development and safeguarding needs of children in residential care
a proven ability to problem solve, plan and organise staffing, delegate work, manage workloads, support staff development and manage change
the ability to promote effective team working in own home and within the wider service
the ability to effectively manage the home; excellent financial management skills and experience of working with partner agencies, in a complex multi-agency environment.
Residential Care Workers
have a Level 3 diploma in Residential Childcare or have what it takes to achieve this qualification within 2 years of employment
are passionate about working with children and young people who have experienced the most traumatic of childhoods
are able to engage with children and young people who struggle to trust adults or make positive attachments
are able to respond to challenging behaviours
are emotionally intelligent and resilient
are physically fit enough to be able to participate in all aspects of Team Teach and Team Teach training, including physical interventions
are literate, numerate and have good communication skills.
…then you could be just who we're looking for.
Training and development opportunities
This could just be the start of your career in care as we’ll provide support and training.
Five great reasons to work for Hampshire County Council
- Our Children’s Services are recognised by Ofsted as being some of the best in the country
- Tailored development plans and professional support within a teamwork environment
- Training and progression opportunities
- Admin support provided so our care workers can devote more time to children and young people
- Our modern homes are located within the community with excellent transport links