- Therapeutic Childcare Practitioner -
We are always looking to expand our team and welcome applications for both full time and bank roles in this position.
Salary: £27,500pa starting salary (unqualified) - £28,300pa (qualified) - Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent, earning up to £29,700pa
Hours: Permanent (The role includes shift work, working some evenings and weekends and 1 x sleep-in a week)
Location: Fontwell and Littlehampton, West Sussex
We provide therapeutic residential care for vulnerable and traumatised children between the ages of 4 to 11 on referral.
Our approach is a model of care that combines a safe, nurturing, and managed environment that puts relationships and thinking at the core of genuine therapeutic change in our homes.
In this way, we provide a unique approach to residential therapeutic work.
We are looking for flexible, calm, resilient and creative individuals who have a passion in wanting to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable and traumatised children.
If you are unqualified, Amicus will fund the required Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare required for this role. Additionally, we will pay for time and also support you to achieve the qualification within the first two years of employment.
If you wish to start or progress your career in therapeutic childcare working within an accredited children's therapeutic community and this work appeals to you, then you are the sort of person we want! We have a high level of support and care for our staff and varied opportunities for career development and progression.
Full UK driving license is essential. Amicus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Applicants will therefore be required to complete a full application pack and undergo Enhanced DBS checks and Warner / Safeguarding Interviews as part of our Safer Recruitment Process.
- Therapeutic Deputy Home Manager -
Closing date for applications is: Friday 8th March 2024
(Therapeutic Residential Children’s Home)
Salary: £33,250pa - £35,750pa (depending on qualifications and experience)
Hours: Full time position- permanent (includes some evening and weekend work and rota'd on-call duties)
Location: Fontwell, West Sussex
We are currently recruiting for the role of Therapeutic Deputy Home Manager for our home ‘The Paddocks'. The Paddocks can take up to 5 children and is our third and final Amicus Residential Children’s Home which opened in January 2023. The home is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are looking for a committed, creative and dynamic individual who is interested in working therapeutically and developing their career as a Manager in therapeutic residential childcare.
Amicus is a children’s therapeutic community accredited by The Royal College of Psychiatrists providing therapeutic residential care and education to vulnerable and traumatised children aged 4 to 16 years old (aged 4 - 11 years old on admission). We provide a highly supervised, supportive and planned environment that integrates therapeutic residential care and education which is underpinned by our psychoanalytic and group relations model and theory base, helping children to recover from their trauma and go on to have secure attachments and positive outcomes.
The task of the Therapeutic Deputy Home Manager is to assist the Therapeutic Home Manager in the running of the home and to provide high quality leadership and management, including on-call support. You will model and lead by example to ensure that there is a high standard of therapeutic practice and nurture to the children and that good parental care is modelled by the team. You will be part of leading and managing a staff team, supporting and developing them in their therapeutic practice and their understanding and knowledge in the work with the children.
You will be committed to improving the mental and emotional health of children and assist them in beginning to work through and recover from their trauma and difficulties in a safe therapeutic environment. Supporting children to manage their feelings and have healthier relationships and be able to develop their trust and self-esteem.
If you have a passion for leading, managing and supporting staff; want to help children to begin to recover from their trauma and are interested in working therapeutically and learning and developing your own practice, then we want to hear from you.
We can offer you:
- Competitive Salary
- Company Pension Scheme
- Company Sick Pay
- Annual leave of 30 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
- Free meals everyday
- Free Parking
- Blue Light card eligibility
- Staff Introduction Scheme
- Being part of an enthusiastic, committed, supportive and encouraging team
- The experience of working within a fully accredited Therapeutic Community environment specialised in working with children who have suffered trauma
- High levels of internal and external clinical support and supervision both in group and individual spaces to support you with this challenging work
- Diverse opportunities for career development
- An excellent professional development programme including the development of psychoanalytical and group relations practice
- A supportive and learning reflective culture
Our requirements :
- A minimum of 2 years’ childcare experience and be qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent.
- A Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare is desirable or alternatively, a willingness to complete this.