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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: enquiries@amberleighcare.co.uk

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

Waking Night Therapeutic Carer (2 posts) - Full time, 4 on/ 4 off, qualified or unqualified
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The Oaks has been established 5 years and has an excellent reputation and is now working towards accreditation as a Therapeutic Community (our Golfa site has lareday achieved this)

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 focus on practice and staff support and we hold the Investors in People Award.

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

Senior Therapeutic Carer (2 posts) - Full time, QCF3 qualified (minimum)
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The service is exapnding and due to internal promotions we are recruiting two senior therapeutic carers for the team.

Reporting to a team leader, the Deputy and Manager, a senior carer is responsible for coordinating and leading the routines and runing of the house whilst on shift.

It is first and foremost a child facing, practitioner role but aimed at colleagues who are already QCF 3 qualified and who have at least 2 years experience of residentila child care.

A driving licence is essential

Therapist - Full time, Telford, Band 6/7 equivalent
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Our in house clinical therpay team is expanding to add more capacity and as such we have an exciting opportunity to recruit a full time therapist.

The role is primarily located at our Telford site but would include some attendnace at our Welshpool site on a planned basis.

We work as formal therapeutic communities and some understanding of this would be desireable however full training and support is available.

The team is ultimately led by a Forensic Psychologist, managed day to day by an experienced Therapeutic Community practitioner and Life Story worker and we also have an experienced CBT Psychotherapist also trained in a number of other models (Schema Focussed Therapy, EMDR)

We use a range of psychometric assessment tools and scales to inform our interventions delivered within the framework of the Good Lives Model.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a higly specialist service with a clear and theoretically informed approach consistent with the NICE guidance for our area of practice

We welcome applications or interest from practitioners with a wide variety of training who feel they would fit this model and approach working with vulnerable teenage boys in an integrated way with care and educational professionals.

Salary dependent on experience but we anticipate a Band 6 or 7 equivalent.

Closing date for expressions of interest Monday 18th March 2019

Bank Therapeutic Child Carers - MULTIPLE ROLES: The Oaks & Golfa Hall

Bank Workers provide essential and flexible support to our full time teams and operate on the same job description.  We are always interested to hear from interested applicants for either of our sites.

Bank workers do not have guaranteed or set hours - instead, workers tell us their preferences and availability and we match this to support needed in the homes. This offers good flexibility and allows staff to supplement other work or undertake part time hours to fit with their home situations.

Bank workers have access to training and support the same as full time, permanent staff and it is common for Bank worlers to use the experience to test out their interest in the work and to have an experieice of working with us before applying for permanent roles when they arise.

Bank Therapeutic Child Carer’s – £8.89 per hour for unqualified and £10.10 per hour for qualified staff (QCF 3/ Childrens Workforce)

Vacancies at Golfa Hall

Deputy Manager - Full time, experience essential
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 We have an exciting opportunity to join our Therpeutic Community in Welshpool. The only accredited TC for children in Wales with an excellent CIW inspection report for Care and glowing Estyn monitoring report for the on site school.

Organisationally we have just achieved GOLD Investors in People Award and have great employee engagement and feedback.

We are a very defined client group and operating model - quite different to the rest of the residential care and eductaion sector. Good experience of residential care is essential, QCF3 minimum (QCF 5 desireable) and a willingness to engage in the extensive staff support and development we provide

Waking Night Therapeutic Carer - 1 Post - Full Time - Qualified or Unqualified
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Golfa Hall has been established 14 years and has an excellent reputation and is being put forward as the first accredited therapeutic community for children in Wales and only the fifth in the UK

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 focus on practice and staff support and we hold the Investors in People Award.

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

Therapeutic Child Carer - 2 posts - Full Time - Qualified or unqualified
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Full time Residential Care Staff – (£16,250 - £20,250) 

Golfa Hall has been established 14 years and has an excellent reputation and is being put forward as the first accredited therapeutic community for children in Wales and only the fifth in the UK

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 focus on practice and staff support and we hold the Investors in People Award.

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

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