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Become a Residential Childcare Support Worker

£31,535.04 – £33,063.84 per annum (including sleep-ins), plus benefits

Positions available across London and the East of England.

We’re passionate about helping young people reach their full potential in life, if you share these same values we’d love to hear from you!

Roles and responsibilities

As a support worker in a residential children’s home, your main duties and requirements would include, but not are not limited to:

  • Providing the young people with emotional and social support, helping them to develop meaningful relationships with other children and adults, as well as encouraging them to become involved with local communities.
  • Carry out domestic duties within the home, involving the children and young people where appropriate and plan, shop and prepare meals, ensuring they have a varied and well balanced diet.
    Promoting, safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our young people
  • Encouraging the development of individual interests of our young people
  • A desire to learn, we provide full training for you to achieve a Childcare Diploma
  • Experience of supporting young people who may be vulnerable is desired but not essential
  • Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level
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What do we offer?

  • Waking Night contracts are also available
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Enrolment and funding to required qualification
  • 224 hours annual leave per annum (including bank holidays)
  • Progression within the organisation on promotion and development of given role
  • Monthly clinical and professional supervisions, access to therapeutic support
  • Company pension
  • Refer a Friend programme – unlimited at £500 for each person referred

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About Area Camden

Area Camden are a leading inner London provider of care and accommodation for children and young people with a range of complex needs and emotional and behavioural difficulties. We enable young people to develop their life skills whilst living in a safe, nurturing environment as close to a family home as possible. From tackling self esteem to formulating a suitable care plan, Area Camden work with all their young people closely to help them achieve their goals, putting them at the centre of every decision that we make.

The welfare of our young people is paramount in the role of a Support Worker. Not only do Support Workers keep our young people safe, but as the daily care provider they also make a fundamental contribution to their care, learning and development. A key figure within the team, you’ll build invaluable bridges between Area Camden and the local community, promoting social inclusion as you support people with emotional and behavioral difficulties to reach their full potential.

100% of our inspected services are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

Why work with us?

Staff recruited at Area Camden can expect the company’s full commitment to their training and development. Training will take the form of internal and external courses and staff will be encouraged to gain relevant qualifications. Their development will be monitored through staff appraisals and continual professional development is promoted.

Working at Area Camden is more than a career – it’s achieving extraordinary things every day. As part of the Polaris community you’ll be contributing to a strong team of over 1,000 talented and ambitious individuals who are dedicated to making a difference to the 3,500 vulnerable young people we care for.

The staff describe the manager as a positive leader. They feel that she appreciates and values them and helps them to develop. They describe their inductions, supervision and ongoing learning as positive. They all say they love the home and the family feel and they enjoy coming to work, even when it is challenging. One member of staff said, ‘It is not like coming to work. It feels like you are visiting someone’s house.’

Ofsted, 2022

Staff reported that they feel well supported and valued by leaders and managers. Leaders and managers are available and approachable, and staff receive regular training and supervision.

Ofsted, 2021

Staff are motivated by the progress achieved by children. Staff feel valued by leaders and enjoy effective regular supervision and performance appraisal. Staff report that leaders are open and eager to develop their professional skill base.

Ofsted, 2021

Apply today and help make a difference to young people

Become a part of the Polaris Community

We are part of one of the largest providers of children’s services and our community of services span the length and breadth of the whole of the UK.

Our nurturing community works collectively to support the very best outcomes for each and every child in our care. We’re ambitious for our children and young people, families and staff, and believe in their futures.

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