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Childcare Practitioner Driver Required and Based in Fife

Hays Social Care



£21464 - £28761/annum sleepover allowance and more


Posted: 02/08/2022

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SJC Scale 15 - 26 (£21,484-£28,761), dependent on qualifications, generous pension scheme, plus S/O's

Your new company
We are looking for people who are kind, fun, committed, enthusiastic and empathetic towards children who have challenging and complex social, emotional and behavioural issues. We need staff who are mentally and physically fit. The children will challenge you every day. You will require confidence, patience, understanding, resilience and empathy. In return you will have the privilege of contributing to changing a child's life and making a difference. You will be offered regular support and training and development to help you to become an excellent practitioner. We believe that every child deserves the best. It is essential that you have a good understanding of attachment and trauma in children.

Your new role
To provide 24hr care and nurture on a rota basis (including sleepovers). Working in a team environment. During each shift there will be 3 staff to 5 children including support from two senior managers. You will have the ability to work to the very highest standards with a strong child centred ethos in an organisation which encourages teamwork and is committed to providing the highest standard of care, nurture, love and education.

What you'll need to succeed
Sound working knowledge of trauma and attachment difficulties in children and young people Professional attitude and presentation Able to reflect on and develop your own practice Must be an excellent team player and demonstrate values of respect, trust, integrity Interest and commitment to furthering your education and training Adhere to all Employment, Health and Safety, and Practice and Policies of the Company To achieve, or already have achieved full and appropriate SSSC registration within 6 months of employment.

To achieve minimum level 1 in Dyadic Developmental Practice To take personal responsibility for ongoing continued professional development relevant to child care, which contributes to the Organisations ethos and therapeutic approach.

Children's requirements: The children have asked for care workers who are:-

funny, active, friendly, fun, kind, playful, good listener when people are upset
Reference and Police Checks 2 recent employment reference, one of which must be from most recent employer verifying personal and professional competencies. Clearance of police and criminal reference checks. Must be a member of PVG scheme for working with children. Full Driving Licence and must have access to a car for work purposes. Must be fully registered with the SSSC within 6 months of commencing employment.

What you'll get in return
Ongoing learning, progression and development. Pension scheme, holiday entitlement and additional.

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