Therapeutic Care Worker

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Kent
Gables House - Kent
Salary: £25,114 - £26,332 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 18th September 2020

Location:  Tenterden, Kent
Benefits include;

  • 40 days’ annual leave,
  • Up to 6% employer pension contribution,
  • Health benefit and life assurance.
  • Relocation package considered.
  • The unique opportunity to become a qualified child psychotherapist whilst working in children’s home.
  • 45 working hours per week plus sleep in duties

Childhood First is a charity with a long and successful history of providing integrated programmes of care, education and treatment for traumatised children and young people with complex emotional and psychological needs.  Gables House is a specialist residential children’s home providing a programme of care, treatment and education for up to 8 children aged between 10 to 14 years.

Childhood First is a teaching organisation; we encourage and facilitate learning of our team by offering opportunities to undertake further psychotherapeutic and management training, leading to a range of academic and professional qualifications.

Experience of working with children therapeutically or in a residential setting is desirable however, we are able to support and train suitable candidates without experience.  The role entails safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people to develop to their full potential.  This is accomplished through working as part of a team to develop safe, supportive and nurturing relationships with children and working with external stakeholders/partners to meet the overall needs of the children placed at the home.

Childhood First is committed to safeguarding children. We follow safer recruitment guidelines and all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and references.


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