Hertfordshire County Council wants to keep young people in care close to home. We know it is important for children and young people to remain part of the community to which they belong and to make sure they can continue to get support here from their family, friends and their professional network.
To make this happen we have invested in our children’s residential service through opening new children’s homes and making sure our staff get the best training to offer great care for all our children and young people.
We understand the impact of trauma on children and are passionate about helping these young people find their strengths and explore what they want to achieve with their lives. We believe in nurturing positive relationships and are wholly dedicated to never giving up on a child.
All our homes have Ofsted ratings of good and outstanding and we want enthusiastic staff to join our teams at an exciting time.
What we offer :
- A job like no other - both challenging and rewarding with no two days the same
- An opportunity to build meaningful relationships with children in a supportive team environment
- Training to use the ARC (Attachment self-Regulation and Competency) model of trauma informed practice to work therapeutically with children
- Great learning and development opportunities including access to apprenticeship schemes to advance you career in social care
- To apply for our Senior Residential Childcare Worker roles you must have experience of working with young people in a Residential Care Home or similar setting
- To apply for our Residential Childcare Worker roles we want people who are passionate about working with children and young people and it is desirable that you have experience of direct work with children or young people either through work or in a voluntary capacity.
- For both roles you must have a full driving licence and be able to use your own car for work. You will normally have access to a Hertfordshire car for work while on shift.
- You will be expected to work shifts including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-in duties. Additional payments are paid for out-of-hours work.
Full details of the essential attributes for the Residential Childcare Worker (ARC) and Senior Residential Childcare Worker (ARC) roles are set out in the job outlines attached
You will be:
- A compassionate individual who demonstrates patience and resilience, with the capacity to connect with teenagers.
- Able to find and use creative ways to communicate with children; quick to learn and willing to work flexibly and innovatively to meet the changing and challenging needs of the children.
- Able to form trusted relationships with young people in your care by supporting them with their social and emotional development and educational achievement.
- Able to set boundaries and bring consistency to children’s lives as any good parent or role model would
Hertfordshire is a County of Opportunity; These roles will provide you with the opportunity to study for a fully-funded NVQ level 4 Children, Young Person and Family Practitioner.
Hertfordshire County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. This includes:
• Competitive Salary
• Free parking at all our sites
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Sleep-In allowance
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts