Job Details

Service Overview

Hillcrest Paddocks is an Ofsted registered children’s home offering care and support to children aged 7-18 years with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The Paddocks provides a caring, structured and homely environment for our children and is supported by a specialist independent DfE registered school that provides a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment to support personal and academic needs. Located within 5 miles from the town of Telford, the role is within commuting distance of Shifnal, Newport, Stafford, Wolverhampton and other surrounding towns and villages.

Hillcrest Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary and Duties

As a Therapeutic Support Worker you will join an established team working with and supporting children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties in a residential care setting. This position focuses on developing life skills in a therapeutic environment ensuring their safety and wellbeing at all times. This is a busy and challenging role and would suit an active and caring individual who can lead by example. Staff are also involved in participating in a range of activities which our children enjoy, this may include swimming, ice skating, bike rides, camping, athletics, bowling and day trips to local centres.

This role is offered on a full time/permanent basis, working on a 2 on / 4 off pattern which includes sleeps-ins.

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include:   

  • Supporting, mentoring and educating our children in day to day activities to develop their emotional and social needs   
  • Developing personal and practical skills to enhance independent living   
  • Positive engagement to encourage our children and young adults in their development    
  • Reporting and recording key aspects of care and developing your professional skills as part of on-going development   
  • Managing complex behaviour that can be challenging.

Key Skills Required

  • Hold or be willing to work towards the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care or equivalent qualification 
  • Provide consistent and structured approach to the care and support you provide 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Previous experience working with children and young adults with challenging behaviour 
  • Have the flexibility and willingness to work shifts, including weekends 
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence 

Please apply online now or call 0330 998 0441 for Recruitment for further information. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications  

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care are therefore his post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date. 

Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Teams