Childcare Practitioner

Job Description Childcare Practitioner

Responsible to: Team Manager

Salary Scale: SJC Scale 15 – 26 (£21,063–£28,197) (dependent on qualifications), generous pension scheme, plus additional sleepovers

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Sunday shift pattern) including sleepovers.

Closing date: Monday 3rd May 2021 at 12.00pm

Interview date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Job purpose

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.

Key responsibilities

Share responsibility with co-workers on a shift by shift basis for directly supervising children and engaging them in activities appropriate to their age and stage.

Guides and engages with children through normal daily living routines which will best meet the primary care and educational need of each child. Personally interacts with children to ensure the care, safety and well-being of each child while maintaining the stability and integrity of the team.

Provide an education rich environment for children to achieve their potential.

Engages children in a wide range of stimulating and therapeutic activities, both on site and in the local community.

Here at Seamab we use a therapeutic approach called dyadic development practice. This encourages staff to work with the children and their colleagues in a playful, accepting, curious and empathetic manner. All staff will receive training in this approach. You will also receive ongoing opportunities and training in management of actual or potential aggression, child protection, first aid, medication and food hygiene.

Engage with children in active discussion to explore their behaviour, emotions and life stories.

Required to progress individual care plans through providing personal support which may include monitoring progress, attending meetings and recording and sharing information within company policies and national care standards.

To support children to appointments, meetings and planned outings and be proactive in your approach.

To undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate.

Adhere to all Employment, Health and Safety, and Practice Policies of the Company.

Role requirements

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 Seamab’s ethos and therapeutic approach.

Children’s requirements

The children at Seamab 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

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