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Residential Childcare Housekeeper / Careworker

Parallel Parents Ltd

Derby, MID

Parallel Parents Ltd
£20000 / Per Year
Derby, MID
3 days ago


Hours: 40 hours per week (sleep in / waking nights maybe required)

*Advertised Salary DOES NOT include for night working

Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of young people? Are you looking for an exciting challenge, where everyday is different?

Would you like to begin or further your Career in the Residential Care Sector?

Care Today (Children's Services) are recruiting for a Housekeeper / Residential Care Worker to join our new Residential School in Derby.

Our welcoming new home will provide 24/7 care for young people within the home, the home is for children all facing a variety of their own challenges, and we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference to these children.

The home is part of an exciting wider project which will include a School and also a Fostering Hub, creating a network of services all in one place.

During your 6-month probation period, you will be enrolled in a NVQ 3 Diploma in residential care. This will be fully funded and you will be given plenty of time and support to complete However, you must be self-motivated to complete the qualification.

Ideally the person applying will have:-

  • Availability and ability to work on a rota that may require some night working
  • Cooking nutritious meals and organising weekly menus for the home
  • The ability to look at food budgets and organise the shopping
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Able and willing to do sleep in shifts if/when required
  • Accurate record keeper
  • Organisational skills
  • Good team player
  • Driving licence

*Other tasks will be required as and when the job evolves

Care Today are a family run Independent provider of Residential homes for children of varying ages, we are Investors in People Platinum along with our sister company Parallel Parents Fostering who have been rated Ofsted Outstanding since 2010.

*Sleepovers are paid at £55.00 per sleep / Waking night rate £15.00 per hour

About the Company

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Parallel Parents Ltd

Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency that has been established for over 25 years. We are a family owner and run agency, and believe that our child-focused approach makes us really stand out from other agencies. We are proud to have achieved the highest rating, "Outstanding" by Ofsted in our last three inspections. The most recent of which took place in January 2018. ​ Our first priority is always the child or young person in our care. We believe that children have the right to a safe, stable and nurturing foster home, and our overarching aim is to recruit skilled and resilient foster carers who are able to offer children a positive substitute family experience where it is not possible for them to live with their own family.
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