- £ 20,425.00 per annum depending on experience
- Haywards Heath
- Full Time
My Choice Children's Homes are nurturing homes for looked after children. The homes are located throughout Sussex and Surrey, with our school also located in Sussex.
Our homes provide a comfortable, medium to long-term, non-institutional, nurturing environment for children and young people to begin to work towards their future and independence, or to return home or alternative carers. We support our children and young people, empowering them through therapeutic services, to face the issues both in their past and present that have caused them difficulties, resulting in outstanding outcomes for them.
We are looking to recruit someone who can provide first class reception and administration services to the Company, has the ability to meet and greet all visitors with warmth and can exercise confidentiality, sensitivity and discretion.
To succeed in this role you will need –
- To be organised, the ability to manage a varied workloads and prioritise
- Be able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
- A good working knowledge of MS Office packages
- Be able to work proactively and with flexibility
- Ability to communicate and work with all levels of employees, clients and suppliers.
- Attention to details with excellent time management skills
Benefits of working at My Choice -
- CACHE registered training centre therefore access to high quality training
- Company pension scheme
- 22 + bank holidays days paid leave per year
- Access to Perkbox
- Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00
- Please view the Job Description Receptionist document (opens in a pop up)
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
Unit 3a Mill Green Business Estate Mill Green Road, Hayward’s Heath West Sussex, RH16 1XQ01444 446920 email@example.com