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Senior Therapeutic Parent (Children's Residential Senior Support Worker)
Location: Across Greater Manchester
Salary: £18,500 - £22,600 per annum (dependent on experience and qualification). Each sleep shift will be paid at the rate of £62.64
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Are you a warm, caring person with good listening skills?
Do you want a challenging, but rewarding career?
Are you professional/passionate and willing to invest in changing the lives of children for the better?
Halliwell is a social enterprise offering "clinically informed practice" through the medium of education, fostering and residential care. Our objective is to enhance the psychological health of children within the care system. Our Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme is a therapeutic re-parenting programme which focuses on addressing the emotional, behavioural, social and developmental needs of the child. Our approach sets us apart from standard residential child care providers in that it is clinically informed in every aspect of the child's lived therapeutic experience with the specific aim of helping traumatised children achieve psychological wellbeing.
Responsibilities of the Senior Therapeutic Parent:
- You will be looking after children in one of Halliwell's residential homes delivering Halliwell's Restorative Parenting® recovery programme tailored to the individual needs of the child.
- You will lead and plan shifts ensuring appropriate staffing levels are maintained at all times. A therapeutic, safe, healthy and homely environment will need to be in place at all times to meet Ofsted's Quality Standards.
- You will hold or be working towards the QCF Level 3 in Health and Social for Children and Young People or relevant qualification and possess at least six months experience working with children or young people in a residential (preferable) or education setting.
- Ideally, a graduate with a relevant degree e.g. psychology and childcare and are keen to study towards a post-graduate qualification. You need to be passionate about delivering real psychological recovery for children within the looked after system.
- As a valued member of our team, you will be re-parenting children aged between 4 and 12 who have suffered from trauma.
- You will be supporting and caring for children who can display complex and challenging behaviours in our therapeutic residential care home by meeting their social, emotional, cultural and educational needs.
- The post holder will also assist in the day to day running of the home including domestic duties and paperwork/record keeping working closely with onsite, clinical and education teams to provide tailored psychological recovery programmes for each child.
Benefits of becoming the Senior Therapeutic Parent:
- Extensive in house training and be supported throughout to develop your career.
- Auto-Enrolment Pension scheme.
- Competitive rates of pay.
Halliwell Homes encourages you to take advantage of the many opportunities and resources available to you so that you can progress your professional career. Setting us apart from standard residential care providers is how our approach is clinically informed in every aspect of the child's live therapeutic experience in both the residential and education environment. Halliwell's unique Continuous Professional Development Programme 'Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme' will equip you to deliver real purposeful and life enhancing psychological recovery helping traumatised children achieve psychological wellbeing. The clinical programme is encompassed in the 'Healing Child Trauma through Restorative Parenting', co-written by our Managing Director, Dr Chris Robinson.
If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Senior Therapeutic Parent role then please apply now!
We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment as we reserve the right to remove the job role once we have received sufficient applications.
Halliwell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Services (DBS) Disclosure