Casual Support Workers
- £ 11.50 per hour plus night payments of £52 per night
- Zero Hours
My Choice now have 9 homes across Sussex and Surrey, due to successful and continued growth Steve Williams, Head of Recruitment at My Choice is currently recruiting staff to work in these Homes, he is looking for Residential support workers and Seniors, ideally candidates have worked in children's homes previously or have worked in the care sector.
We are a growing company providing residential care for 'Looked After Children'. We are a child orientated, needs led organisation; established to provide a positive life enhancing opportunity for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental homes, foster homes or conventional children's homes. We provide a safe and secure environment for the development of young people. We support children and empower them to face the issues both in their past and present that have caused them difficulties and provide outstanding outcomes for young people accommodated in the homes.
We are looking for experienced staff who have worked within a caring environment, children and adolescents in a residential setting. You will require excellent people skills, be able to develop and maintain good working relationships, good leadership skills and the willingness to undertake additional Qualifications (Level 3 Diploma Residential Childcare, England) and all training provided. Ideally you would have already achieved your Level 3 Diploma, Residential Childcare England, or equivalent.
The company has a fantastic support structure in place and is known for the excellent career development, training, support through level 3 diploma Residential Childcare England and progression that it offers to all its employees.
In addition to the above salary you will receive an excellent training package, sponsorship through the Level 3 Diploma, Residential Childcare England, which is a nationally recognised qualification worth over £1000!
We'd love to hear from you. If this sounds like the perfect job for you, then please click on the Apply button now.
Example shift pattern:
|Day one shift starts at||10am to 11pm|
|Sleep in||11pm to 8am|
|Day two shift starts at||8am to 11pm|
|Sleep in||11pm to 8am|
|Day Three shift finishes at||8am to 10am|
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Keeping in line with Children’s Homes Regulation 2015, Ofsted requirements and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, our recruitment process comprises of two interviews (three for a teaching role), two inductions with online training.
We have an initial interview at our head office to ascertain skills and knowledge, verify identity proofs and DBS status. If a candidate is successful at interview at this stage, they will be invited to a second, informal interview at one of our eight children’s homes–our children and young people have a voice in this stage too!
If a candidate is successful at the second interview an offer of employment will be given and the candidate will be invited to a two day induction at head office to complete online courses including child exploitation and child protection.
The second induction will take place in the home you have been selected to work in.
My Choice can guarantee the following for their staff:
- comprehensive and continued training
- career development.
All staff are expected to gain their Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare Englandand are fully supported in this by our Learning and Development Manager. My Choice has a registered training centre with CACHE NCFE and all Diplomas are completed through the centre.
We also offer a bridging course to fill gaps in knowledge if a Level 3 has previously been achieved and we offer Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare England.
All new starters will be enrolled onto a course immediately after employment to ensure Regulation 32 of the Children’s Homes Regulation 2015 is met and adhered to.
My Choice also offer the Therapeutic Practitioners Award facilitated by Lifetrain UK ™ which develops our therapeutic practices within the company. Training provided but is not limited to –
- Advanced child protection
- Medication training
- Equality and Diversity
- Team Teach
- Restorative justice
- First aid
- Food hygiene
- Health and safety management.
At My Choice, career progression is measured by merit and commitment, not when a vacancy occurs within the company.
Employee Introduction Scheme
My Choice places great importance on the recruitment of experienced employees and we believe that you are the best people to understand the skills and qualities required to work within the Company. We therefore operate an Employee Introduction Scheme which is open to all employees, except Directors and HR.
If you know someone, who is experienced, suitably qualified and possesses the skills to work with young people, you could receive a cash award of £500.00 (subject to deduction of PAYE) made to you when you recommend a candidate who joins My Choice following your introduction.
As My Choice has an independent training centre located near Head office, all training takes place at this venue. The centre is registered with CACHE NCFE and provides a range of courses to staff namely as follows:
- The Diploma 3 working with children and young people in residential care England
- The Diploma 5 leadership and management award
- The CAVA (assessor award)
- The Level 4 in training and education
- Early Years Diploma course