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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Lead Residential Worker

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2019 23:59
Employment Location:
Clare Lodge Secure Children’s Home , Glinton
£27,358 -£30,756
Weekly Hours:
37 Hours per week
Vacancy ID:

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Feb

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Clare Lodge is a 16 bedded all female secure childrens home in Glinton, Peterborough.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced lead residential child care worker to join our expanding service.

The successful applicant will have experience of working with young people in a residential setting for at least 3 years. You will understand the key-worker role, be able to manage challenging behaviour and be able to quickly and calmly manage risk. You should have experience of supervising staff and leading in the home where needed in conjunction with the duty manager.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate good child care practice,with resilience, flexibility and stamina. Good interpersonal skills are vital as interactions with a range of professionals, parents and colleagues will also be necessary.

The successful candidate will have the NVQ 3 in Childcare and either have or be willing to undertake Diploma 5 Children and Young people leadership/management qualification within 2 years.

Interview Date: Mid March

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