Residential Childcare Worker

Spark of Genius

Residential Childcare Worker

£12000

Spark of Genius, Haddington, East Lothian

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 20 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 4184844fd54248d6b51ed8602f707561

Full Job Description

The house benefits from spacious rooms and a large garden where young people can relax in a safe environment, offering a therapeutic and peaceful environment for the young people to learn, grow and develop.

In your new role

This is an opportunity to be part of a dedicated and trauma-informed team, and to work directly with young people with a range of complex needs connected to their individual life experiences and childhood adversity.

This is also a chance to make a difference to outcomes for young people! Our mission is to make Every Second Count, to help us succeed you will:

Work in a positive, respectful and empowering way with all young people in order to promote good relationships and encourage achievements.
Work as part of a team to meet the social, emotional and educational health and mental health needs of young people
Participate in and encourage the participation of the young people in the domestic tasks of the home in order to develop the self-care skills.
Write review reports, risk assessment and contribute to care plans.
liaise with parents and partners agencies to ensure that the best interests of the young people are respected and promoted at all times.

Good understanding of the developmental needs and milestones of young people.
Experience of working with children and families.
Driving Licence
Ability to communicate, engage and form positive relationships with young people, parent/carers and other professionals.
Ability to produce clear and concise written reports and records of good standard and verbally present information and views.
Ability to challenge individuals where necessary, remain calm and objective in difficult situations.
HNC in Social Care, SVQ level 3 in Care or equivalent qualification, or the ability to undertake these qualifications

Spark of Genius is one of Scotland's largest residential child care providers. For over 25 years, we have been delivering high quality care to young people who need to be looked after. Spark of Genius is also part of the UK-wide CareTech family who are committed to providing each child with opportunities to have their individual needs met.

As part of this role, we offer a range of specialist training programmes to support you in your work and invest in your professional development. These include:

Fully Paid induction programme
Every Second Counts: bespoke training on the role of a residential childcare worker
Therapeutic crisis intervention training to assist young people in regulating their emotions when they are in crisis.
Child protection training
Relax kids training
Attachment and trauma training
Full suite of e-learning modules available that provide continuous knowledge and development.

In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes;

Full Time Contract
Competitive Rates of Pay
Free PVG check
Pension Scheme
Free Training
Paid Induction

  • £1000 Recommend A Friend Bonus!

  • £1000 Welcome Bonus


  • Due to the nature of the role, it will be necessary for all Residential Childcare Workers to be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland and achieve membership of the scheme prior to commencing work with us. CareTech will cover the cost of this check.