Developing Together Social Work  Teaching Partnership

Therapeutic Intervention Worker – Children's Home (casual)

We are currently recruiting for Bank/Casual Therapeutic Intervention WorkersHope House is the first children’s home within  Achieving for Children. We look after up to five children aged 10-17 years who have experienced significant trauma in their early lives. You will provide therapeutic day to day care of children and young people that is grounded firmly within the Secure Base model. You will promote positive attachments and relationships, working within the wider framework of professionals and families in order to understand a child’s life experience and respond and act in ways that improve a child’s opportunities and potential. You will work directly with children providing the best quality of personalised care that meets their needs. Through the process of building meaningful relationships you will be part of a team that provides warmth, nurture and care for very vulnerable young people. You will contribute to developing and maintaining a stimulating, nurturing home where children feel happy, cared for and safe. The young people we look after have experienced significant trauma which requires high levels of compassion, empathy, resilience and understanding. Due to this trauma, they can present with challenging behaviour, including self harm, physical outbursts towards staff and each other and a variety of other risk-taking behaviour. We have a responsibility to make them feel safe and cared for. All staff are integral to the running of the home and contribute to team meetings, shift debriefs, supervision and appraisal, whilst also, with support, leading shifts. Note that the role requires shift work across 7 days a week, over the full year including Christmas, New Year and other bank holidays. There is a sleep in requirement and waking night shifts.

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