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Amberleigh Care

Contact us for further information on any of the roles listed below on 01952 619144 for jobs in Telford, 01938 554111 for jobs in Welshpool or email:

Having the opportunity to work with young people and make a positive influence in their lives is a real privilege. It takes a whole range of special people who bring their experiences into the relationships that they form with colleagues and the boys. It requires teamwork, resilience, creativity, tenacity and a sense of humour. It is a really rewarding, engaging and professional career - and it doesn't suit everybody.

Experience of therapeutic childcare is desirable but we have an extensive in house training programme for both core skills and career development. We operate a high quality service with a significant focus on practice and staff support and we hold the Investors in People Award. We are committed to safeguarding and this principle underpins everything we do. You must hold a full driving licence and the minimum age for applicants is 22.

Detailed below are the current vacancies across our service together with a summary of the benefits of a career with Amberleigh Care. If you have any questions or would like to know more we would really like to hear from you.

Vacancies at The Oaks

Vacancies at Golfa Hall

Therapeutic Child Carer - Qualified or unqualified
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Full time Residential Carer (both locations)

£20,890 entry for trainees

£22,310 entry for qualified staff

£23,430 entry for Senior/ shift coordinators

Waking NIght staff +£1000 per annum night allowance (35 hour week pro rata)

Bank/ sessional carers (Day) £11/hour unqualified, £11.45/hour qualified


Amberleigh Care is a specialist service established in 2004.

We have two sites - Welshpool, Powys and Telford, Shropshire

We have a larger group settings for a defined group of boys - as such we have very careful matching and admission processes and a very defined practcie model.

We are a very different work experience to the majority of other childrens homes which are signifcantly smaller. 

We are always interested on hearing from people interested in our work - either to start an exciting and rewardsing new career, or to develop existing skills in a specialist setting

You must hold a full driving licence and the minimum age for applicants is 22.

We are happy to have informal discussions in teh first instance to explain more of what we do


Why work for Amberleigh Care?

Amberleigh Care operates two residential therapeutic communities (TCs) for young males 11-18. We were established in 2005 and continue to be an independent specialist service focussing on relationship based work.

Each site has its own separately registered school and our service is supported by an over-arching in house, multi-disciplinary clinical team lead by a forensic psychologist. As a specialist service, we work with a deliberately selected group of young people - we are very different to the majority of residential care providers. We deliver a theoretically informed practice model with careful admission and placement planning and we make use of external quality assurance. We have a small and visible senior management team who work across both our sites so we know all the staff and boys personally. We also hold the Investors in People Award.

Amberleigh Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Benefits of working for Amberleigh Care

  • No sleep in duties required
  • Rolling rota pattern to maintain a work life balance
  • 28 days holiday rising with service
  • Incremental pay scale and annual pay review
  • Specialist staff training and development
  • 3% Contributory pension
  • Loyalty and long service awards
  • Regular whole community and team days and celebration events
  • Staff team support groups
  • Individual clinical supervision